Screening analyses using electronic health record data need to be refined to reduce the risk of bias and prevent "spurious" findings, according to a new report in eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has once again identified the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health information as one of the 10 biggest management and performance challenges facing HHS in the coming year, according to its latest report.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT intends to forge on with its certification activities even though the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will no longer be part of electronic health record certification, according to Captain Alicia Morton, the new head of the agency's health IT certification program.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, yet again, has used its payment rules as a vehicle for advancing electronic health records and health information exchange, this time in its final outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule for 2015.
Providers can come together to standardize the data extracted from electronic health records in order to increase the reliability of quality measure reports, support quality improvement and align with national clinical reporting requirements, according to the results of a new case study published in eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).
The number of providers attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014 remains lackluster, with 43,898 eligible professionals (EPs) and 1,903 eligible hospitals (EHs) attesting for the 2014 reporting period, as of Nov. 1, despite the fact that there are now more than 500,000 active registrants signed up for the Meaningful Use program, according to the latest data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Of those attesters, just 11,478 EPs and 840 EHs attested to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.
The deadline has come for vendors and other entities to submit their proposals for the Defense Department's electronic health record system contract--but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs won't be part of the fray.
Electronic health records in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) could be modified to synthesize the vast amounts of data available to assist in clinical decision making and offer variations based on clinician role, according to a new study in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.
Electronic health record vendor Epic is going on the offensive after claims that it impedes data-sharing, according to an article in Politico.
Electronic health records can improve the quality of physicians' clinical notes, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.