EMR Implementation

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CMS proposed rule 'encourages' EHR adoption for end stage renal disease facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to prod providers into adopting electronic health records and electronic data sharing, this time in its proposed 2016 payment rule for end stage renal disease facilities.

Survey looks at how much time docs spend charting, how EHRs affect productivity

Yet another industry survey has found that EHRs increase physicians' administrative burdens and decrease their productivity--or at least don't improve it.

Senate hearing panelists: Stay the course on Meaningful Use

While providers are under a great deal of stress to meet adoption requirements for Meaningful Use, the industry must stay the course, said panelists at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.

EHRs need five 'use cases' to be interoperable

Electronic health records should have five "use cases" in order to be considered "open" or interoperable, according to a new article in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

More EHR buyers looking to replace existing systems

More physicians shopping for an electronic health record system are looking to switch from their existing system rather than buying one for the first time, according to a new report.

VA eyes new platform to improve interoperability of veteran health data

With an eye on solving issues for sharing veteran health data between government agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to launch a new interface--the Enterprise Health Management Platform.

Not all vendors take EHR usability seriously

Electronic health record vendor commitment and understanding of the need for usable EHRs varies significantly, according to a new study published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Doc participation in Meaningful Use dynamic, variable

The number of New York physicians who joined the Meaningful Use program grew significantly in its first two years, but was "dynamic" and may contribute to a "digital divide," according to a new study published in the June issue of  Health Affairs.

AMA adopts policy encouraging med student training in EHRs

The American Medical Association has adopted a policy to encourage the education of medical students in the use of electronic health records.

AMA, MGMA echo calls to delay MU Stage 3

Calls for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to refrain from finalizing Meaningful Use Stage 3 are increasing, with the American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association adding their voices to the din.