Hospital CIOs, others urge HHS to quickly finalize MU alterations rule

A diverse group of electronic health record vendors, provider representatives and others have called on the Department of Health and Human Services to quickly finalize the proposed rule modifying the Meaningful Use requirements for 2015-2017 before it's too late for them to comply with it.

DHMSM aftermath: Sorting out the winners and losers

The triumph of Cerner's team for the Pentagon's highly coveted electronic health record contract had as much to do with the Kansas City, Missouri, company's perceived strength on the interoperability front and its government experience as it did with rival Epic's inability to "play nice" with other systems, according to industry analysts.

CHIME, AMA strongly support Flex-IT 2 Act to delay MU Stage 3

New legislation aims to delay Stage 3 of Meaningful Use until at least 2017 to give providers "time to breathe and a reprieve from the unfair penalties."

Survey: Nearly 20 percent of community hospitals want to change EHR vendors

Now that the electronic health record market has matured, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals are actively looking to replace their EHR vendors, according to the latest report from peer60.

Hospital threatens to cut off EHR access to docs not trained in ICD-10

West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center warned its providers that those who fail to undergo ICD-10 training would be cut off from the hospitals' electronic health record system.


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Hospitals will receive a modest inpatient prospective payment system bump of 0.9 percent for 2016 under a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). However, the agency will not continue the partial delay in enforcing the two-midnight rule, which is now set to expire on Sept. 30.