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CMS: 44,000 providers applied for Meaningful Use hardship exemptions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services received approximately 44,000 hardship exemption requests from providers who indicated that they would have problems attesting to Meaningful Use in 2015, the agency revealed this week.

ONC's Jacob Reider: Reach out to others for Meaningful Use help

As healthcare organizations face challenges in implementing State 2 of Meaningful Use, they should reach out to others who have found success, said Jacob Reider, deputy national coordinator at the Office of the Coordinator for Health IT.

Intermountain to provide 'clinical governance' for Cerner's Defense EHR bid

Cerner is putting all its cards on the table in its quest for the U.S. Department of Defense's electronic health record contract; the EHR vendor announced Wednesday that it is entering a strategic agreement with Salt Lake City-based provider system Intermountain Healthcare on its bid.

CVS to integrate records with hospitals, doctors

Starting next year, records from CVS pharmacies and the chain's Minute Clinics will be integrated with electronic medical records from MedStar Health's 10 hospitals and 4,000 doctors in Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

EHR vendor denies practice access to patient records in billing dispute

Electronic health record vendor CompuGroup has blocked a medical practice in rural Maine from the patient data in its system over a dispute regarding payments owed to the vendor.

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