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Docs Working with Regional Extension Centers Attest to MU Obstacles

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | February 15, 2012

Nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of physicians working with regional extension centers (RECs) to attest to the Meaningful Use of their electronic health records have encountered problems in doing so, according to the RECs that have reported the issue to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Read More »

EHR Systems & Cost Transparency in the Healthcare Industry

Cost transparency is obviously a big issue in the healthcare industry. Whether it’s the amazing variation in costs hospitals charge patients for similar medical procedures, or the costs associated with acquiring and implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for a hospital - Why are all these costs often carefully hidden?  Is there something special about the healthcare industry that says – "Let's not talk about how much things really cost." Apparently, many industry leaders must feel that hospitals boards and patients have no need to know this information. Read More »

Regional Extension Centers Struggling to Help Docs Meet Meaningful Use

Marla Durben Hirsh | FierceEMR | November 17, 2011

While the nation's 62 regional extension centers (RECs)--authorized by the HITECH Act to help small practice providers achieve Meaningful Use--recently surpassed an initial goal of signing up 100,000 registrants, additional goals appear to be a bit more elusive, according to an article published recently in the Journal of AHIMA. Read More »