EMR Implementation

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Meaningful Use flexibility rule may open the door to bigger changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed rule offering some flexibility for attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014 may be one of the few occasions where a rule relating to the program has been met with open arms. But deeper dive reveals a detail that I find particularly interesting: the Medical Group Management Association's suggestion that CMS has overstepped its regulatory authority in Stage 2.

Are docs shunning Meaningful Use?

More physicians than ever are using electronic health records, but almost a fourth of them--22 percent--are avoiding the Meaningful Use program, according to an intriguing but questionable survey from  Medscape.

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...

Should pathologists receive special protection from Meaningful Use requirements?

Why is there disconnect between laboratories and electronic health records?

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.

CDC patience with errors from lab use of EHRs growing thin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasingly is concerned about patient safety and other problems incurred by laboratories' use of electronic health records.

DHS has EHRs for detainees but not employees

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has an electronic health record system for the thousands of illegal immigrants being detained, but evidently not for its own personnel.

EHRs cause fraud? Not so fast, guys

It turns out that the providers may have been right all along: Simply using an EHR does not lead to fraudulent billing.

EHR adoption by qualified health centers up 'significantly,' but new disparities emerge

While electronic health record adoption by federally qualified health centers has increased "significantly" and known disparity gaps have narrowed, new disparities have arisen, according to a new article in  Health Affairs.

Study: 'No evidence' that EHR adoption leads to upcoding

Hospitals do not use their electronic health records to upcode in order to obtain higher reimbursement from Medicare, according to a new study in  Health Affairs.