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04

Apr

2014

FDA Calls For Classifying Health IT Products By Patient-Safety Risk Level

The Food and Drug Administration proposed regulating health information technologies based on their potential risks to patient safety, rather than by the technology platform they utilize. The federal agency stayed close to recommendations made by stakeholders when developing the outlining … Continue reading

03

Apr

2014

House Of Representatives Votes To Delay ICD-10

In a surprise move, the House of Representatives approved an SGR fix bill that includes a delay to mandatory ICD-10 implementation until Oct, 2015. But not before a public display of political maneuvering that left many wondering if the bill … Continue reading

02

Apr

2014

CMS Feels Pressure Over ICD-10 Delay

A new law that delays national implementation of the next-generation medical coding system known as ICD-10 has focused intense attention on the CMS to provide clarity for how hospitals, doctors and insurance companies should move forward.Without any debate on the … Continue reading

31

Mar

2014

Environmental Intelligence Releases March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Mar

2014

Proposed House Bill Would Delay ICD-10 Implemention To 2015

The implementation date of the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes would be delayed by at least a year under a House Ways and Means Committee bill aimed at providing the annual fix to the … Continue reading

27

Mar

2014

ONC Chief Moving To Make Public Health A Priority

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is not the first head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a public health background. But she’s sounding as though she may be the first to make public health an ONC … Continue reading

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Mar

2014

Texas DIR Cloud Services Contract Awarded To Environmental Intelligence, LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 March 25, 2014    Contact:                               Environmental Intelligence, LLC    contactus@goeillc.com    Texas DIR Cloud Services Contract Awarded To Environmental Intelligence, LLC Providing Secure Access Anywhere, Anytime on Any Device Dallas, Texas — Environmental Intelligence, LLC … Continue reading

19

Mar

2014

ONC Chief DeSalvo Perspectives On Patient ID’s and HIE’s

Health information exchange on a national level is attainable within the next three years, but matching patients to all the right records is a critical data security, privacy and patient safety concern that must first be addressed, says Karen DeSalvo, … Continue reading

17

Mar

2014

ONC Proposing Voluntary EHR Certification For 2015

At the same time that a huge coalition of health organization asks for more flexibility in the current phase of the EHR incentive program, federal health IT regulators are proposing a new, voluntary certification for 2015 that they think could … Continue reading

14

Mar

2014

CMS Provides Organizations With Meaningful Use Exceptions

The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the Meaningful EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their EHR vendor has not obtained EHR certification … Continue reading

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