A majority of physicians responding to a recently conducted survey believe that they can meet the proposed Stage 3 objectives by the 2018 deadline, but have little love for the program itself.
The U.S. Department of Defense's decision as to which bidding group will be awarded the coveted contract to modernize its electronic health record system is coming down the home stretch. The contract, estimated to be worth about $11 billion, would be rolled out in three major phases over the course of several years. The field has been narrowed to three finalists: Computer Sciences Corp., Hewlett Packard (HP) and Allscripts; Cerner, Leidos and Accenture Federal; and IBM, Epic and Impact Advisors. Representatives from each team recently spoke with FierceEMR to share why their bids should win the contract.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT don't seem to get a break these days, do they?
This year so far has been pretty hectic for the agencies, which have had to contend with interoperability issues and the development of the rule implementing Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.
So the backlash on what may have been seen as an easier task--issuing the promised rule softening the requirements of Stage 2--seems a bit surprising. Read more...
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A new approach to clinical decision support (CDS) will allow physicians and others to craft their own CDS rules based on their personal experiences with patients, according to an April 13 announcement from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University.
Surescripts is taking a new step to increase interoperability, implementing its national record locator service with vendors Epic, eClinicalWorks and Greenway Health to locate patients' electronic records stored in any health care location.
CommonWell Health Alliance continues to make interoperability more of a reality, announcing that five of its vendor members are going national.
Meaningful Use audits are becoming an increasing concern to family physicians and need to be addressed, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally issued its promised reprieve of some of the harsher provisions of the Meaningful Use program, releasing its proposed rule that shortens the attestation period in 2015 from 365 to 90 days and reduces reporting and other burdens.
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The Florida ophthalmologist included in the public corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez faces additional healthcare fraud charges for bilking the federal government out of $105 million between 2008 and 2013, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. Salomon Melgen, M.D. remains in custody after a judge ruled he was a flight risk.
When two doctors started the Do No Harm Project at the University of Colorado-Denver, it was simply because they recognized that healthcare overuse is "an urgent ethical issue" in the medical field, said co-founder Brandon Combs, M.D., in a Thursday webinar hosted by the Lown Institute.