Strategic sourcing is being used by health care organizations are using to streamline inefficient supply chains, but in an era of accountable care, the strategy is taking on new meaning. Listen and learn.
At first read, the CMS/ONC announcement that Stage 2 of EHR meaningful use will be extended by a year appears to give providers more time to get ready for their first reporting period. But that is not the case, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Ambulatory vendor Aprima Medical Software now enables its electronic health records users to write orders for durable medical equipment and populate an electronic Certificate of Medical Necessity document while in the EHR.
Laboratory information systems vendor Sunquest is spearheading development of a new coalition of vendors regulated and unregulated under the Food and Drug Administration to push for additional FDA regulation in the health information technology industry, including electronic health records vendors.
With provider interest in population health management technologies soaring, along with the flood of companies jumping in, vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises has a new report on what the early playing field looks like.
Three health information technology vendors recently received certification of products for meeting some or all of the requirements of revised Stage 1 and Stage 2 electronic health records meaningful use criteria, called the 2014 Edition.