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HIMSS, AMA suggest more changes to MU, flexibility rule

Both the HIMSS and the AMA have weighed in on CMS' proposed rule allowing some flexibility in Meaningful Use attestation for 2014, welcoming the concept but expressing concern that they're not sufficient to help providers out.

Massachusetts ahead of curve on EHR adoption as deadlines to connect to state HIE approach

Massachusetts has made significant progress implementing electronic health records systems and running its health information exchange, but much work remains, according to a provider and consumer...

Automated system cuts clinical trial recruitment workload

Automated eligibility screening using natural language processing and machine learning vastly improved the efficiency of selecting potential patients for clinical trials in a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.

EHRA urges rescission of 'inappropriate' revision to FAQ answer

HIMSS' Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to rescind a recent change to an answer to a frequently asked question (FAQ) that the association contends deviates from regulations.

Lawmakers urge CMS to extend MU hardship exception for pathologists

Eighty-nine members of Congress have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to give pathologists a break and extend the hardship exemption they currently enjoy for all of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.

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