Electronic Health Records (EHRs) - Meaningful Use

Aug 15, 2018
Embedding certain decision support alerts into hospital electronic health records can lower costs, readmissions and complications for patients, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers examined physician adherence to 18 real-time alerts embedded in a…
Aug 14, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on July 31 issued a final rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system for fiscal year 2019.
Aug 7, 2018
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma yesterday challenged technology developers and insurers to make health information more interoperable and available to patients. “If I could challenge the developers in this room here today to achieve one mission, it would be…
Jul 20, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration this week issued guidance intended to clarify the agency’s expectations when electronic health records are used as a source of data in clinical investigations. The guidance applies to clinical investigations of human drugs and biological products, medical devices…
Jul 19, 2018
A new study involving clinicians using electronic health records to perform certain common tasks found that the design, development and implementation of these systems should be improved to make them easier to use by clinicians and safer for patients. The study, published this month in the…
Jul 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 12 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2019. The rule also included several proposals to implement year three of the quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
Jul 3, 2018
There was a time when bringing even one IT executive into a C-level position seemed like an exotic idea, and only the most forward-thinking hospitals and health systems had a chief information officer (CIO). Now, an organization may have a growing family of “chiefs” running its data-related…
Jun 21, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released a resource to help electronic health record vendors and others incorporate post-acute care assessment instrument data elements into electronic health record products to improve interoperability and facilitate care coordination. The…