EHR Adoption and Usability – The Critical Five Elements Every Physician Should Consider
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported 100,000 physicians and hospitals had registered for the Medicare or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. This resulted in more than $850 million in EHR incentives being paid through September 30, 2011.
NEJM EHR Study Finds EHR Utilization Is Improving the Quality of Patient Care
The New England Journal of Medicine published a study on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 illustrating what can be accomplished when physicians use electronic health records (EHR) technology rather than paper records.
Here is a follow up to last week’s HHS National Health It Week. Sept. 12 was a big day for healthcare IT. Federal officials hosted a consumer health IT summit, jam-packed with new initiatives to advance HIT. The event was charged with a wave of energy toward grass roots change, specifically supporting patient-centered care.
Provider EHR Incentive Registrations Exceed 100,000
The number of physicians and hospitals that have registered for the Medicare or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program has surpassed 100,000, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Mostashari: ‘Never going to be easier than now’ to tackle ACO, EHR, ICD-10
To all those healthcare CIOs out there worried about ICD-10, meaningful use, accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes and a host of other government-backed efforts to reform healthcare, Farzad Mostashari, MD, has some words of advice: Don’t stay on the sidelines.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will delay the launch of the permanent program for certification of electronic health records (EHRs) until mid-2012 to coincide with the anticipated final rule for stage 2 of meaningful use and standards and certification criteria.