A majority of hospital CIOs recently polled by healthsystemCIO.com called the Meaningful Use program flawed and agreed with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' proposal earlier this month to extend Stage 2 by one year.
Industry stakeholders continue to weigh in with their opinions about whether the Meaningful Use program should be "rebooted," with the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association in strong disagreement with GOP senators that the program needs to be overhauled.
The adoption of electronic health record systems has increased "dramatically," more than doubling since 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' latest figures, released May 22
The U.S. Department of Defense will look to the commercial market for an electronic health record system instead of developing one based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA system.
Providers opting to use cloud-based electronic health record systems must scrutinize their vendors more now that the HIPAA omnibus rule makes clear that such vendors can be punished as business associates, according to James Koenig, privacy practice co-leader for PwC, who spoke at the sixth annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Rule Conference May 21 in Washington, D.C.
While both the American Hospital Association and Healthcare Innovation Council, led by health IT consultancy Anthelio, agree with several Meaningful Use concerns laid out by Republican lawmakers in a white paper published last month, AHA officials say the program should not be rebooted.
The owners of Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital voted recently to break their contract with Cerner for a new system, rather than incur the expense of implementation, according to an article from KTOO News . Bartlett is the latest U.S. hospital to run into financial trouble while installing a new EHR system.
Providers need to make more effective use of patient problem lists in their electronic health records, according to speakers participating on a recent webinar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources Services Administration.
Responding to criticisms that Epic's electronic health record systems are closed and, thus, difficult to integrate with third-party vendors, CEO Judy Faulkner, in a rare interview granted to Forbes , called such accusations "totally wrong."
A coalition of consumer organizations has taken issue with GOP senators call for the Meaningful Use program to be "rebooted," recommending instead that the program be strengthened and perhaps even accelerated.