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ONC Chief’s Perspectives On Patient Privacy and Security

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Privacy and security are vital components of all major projects that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has under way, says Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the new head of the office. “We consider privacy and security an important … Continue reading

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ONC Chief DeSalvo Charts New Course

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Karen DeSalvo, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology, has proposed that ONC become “more forward-thinking.” At an April 8 Health Information Policy Committee, which she chairs, she urged the panel to consider what needs to change. DeSalvo suggested … Continue reading

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ONC Chief Vision Of An Interoperable Future

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a woman in transition. As the fifth head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, just four months into the job, she will oversee the winding down of many programs started and … Continue reading

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CMS Reports EHR Adpotion Drop In March

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The early adopters and even the late followers appear to have already joined the federal EHR incentive payment program and the holdouts or those not successfully participating are shaping up to be a significant number of providers, the latest CMS … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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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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CMS Provides Organizations With Meaningful Use Exceptions

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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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GAO Calls For Significant Strategy Changes To The CMS EHR Incentive Program

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The GAO recently took a swipe at the government’s Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care. Specifically, GAO … Continue reading

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CMS EHR Invcentive Program Payments May Exceed $22.5B Estimate

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It seems possible the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program will surpass its current $22.5 billion estimated total payout, based on the latest numbers from the CMS. The incentive payment program, created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

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

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ONC, CMS Explore Aligning Incentives

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This is not going to be easy: ONC and CMS officials are talking about aligning incentives at some point in the future. On Monday during a town hall session, an attendee representing a Kentucky regional extension center asked top officials … Continue reading

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