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  • CMS publishes final rule for Meaningful Use flexibility

    Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program will be extended through 2016 for certain providers and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for providers who first became meaningful users of electronic health records in 2011 or 2012 based on a final rule announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

ONC power team: Improvements needed to share patient queries, data

Improvements need to be made to the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation guidance and elsewhere to facilitate electronic health record queries for patient records for the 2017 edition of certified EHR technology, according to recommendations by the Health IT Standards Committee's Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) power team.

Malpractice dangers lurk in every nook of EHR use

Electronic health records pose an array of dangers for physicians in terms of potential malpractice claims, according to a Medscape article.

CMS miscalculates incentive payments, underpays hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has applied the wrong transition factor in calculating the Meaningful Use incentive payments for some hospitals, causing them to receive fewer incentive monies than what they were entitled to, according to an alert from the law firm of King and Spalding.

KLAS: Many docs increasingly consider replacing their ambulatory EHRs

Electronic health record vendors take note: More than a quarter of physician practices are in the market to replace their EHRs, and others wish they could, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Cyberinsurance: A breach savior for healthcare providers, but read the fine print

Cyberinsurance can be instrumental in weathering a security breach of a provider's electronic health record system, but purchasers should review policies carefully since they vary widely, according to attorney Scott Godes, with Barnes & Thornburg in the District of Columbia.

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