Health Data Management spoke to Deven McGraw about Meaningful Use Stage 3 and what stakeholders can expect from the proposed rule that has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
Interoperability standards development organization Health Level Seven has formed a user group for insurers to facilitate education on how to implement standards in payer environments and ease data sharing with other industry stakeholders.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will lead a project testing the efficacy of care notes jointly developed by both providers and their patients.
Priority primary care practices with low resourcespractices not associated with larger systemslack access to the necessary technical expertise, financial resources, and leverage with vendors for sustaining meaningful use of electronic health records beyond implementation. And, rural priority practices are particularly at a disadvantage.
A coalition of 35 medical societies led by the American Medical Association sent a letter on Wednesday to National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., arguing that the Meaningful Use electronic health record certification program is not working.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced that Michael McCoy, M.D., will become ONCs first chief health information officer, effective Jan. 26.
The Mayo Clinic has selected Epic to be its vendor in creating a single, integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management system, replacing three EHRs that are currently being used.
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic health records to identify clusters of under-immunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in northern California.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Royal Philips have teamed to provide healthcare researchers with access to one of the largest critical care data resources.
Although more than 70 percent of U.S. doctors use electronic health records, up to half don't routinely receive the data necessary to coordinate patient care effectively.
Researchers from King's College, London, have concluded that weight management efforts in primary care need to be better documented in electronic records in order to assist caregivers and patients at the individual level, and also to buttress public health efforts at reducing obesity.
The use of a health information exchange to share reports on imaging tests can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the exact same test. That is the finding of Weill Cornell Medical College researchers.
Google is now a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers vendor team competing for the Department of Defense electronic health records contact valued at up to $11 billion.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to downplay concerns about the financial penalties that providers will incur this year in the form of Medicare payment reductions for failure to become meaningful users of electronic health records.
Veteran ambulatory software and outsourced billing services vendor athenahealth is taking the inpatient plunge by acquiring small hospital software vendor RazorInsights for an undisclosed sum.