Electronic health record use can be expanded to help jails reduce the costs of providing care and improve health outcomes, according to new research published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have yet to support claims that building separate electronic health record systems and ensuring interoperability between them will cost less and be more efficient than developing a joint system from scratch, according to a report published this week by the Government Accountability Office.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 will go on as planned with no further extensions, but Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced that the agency would be more flexible about providing hardship exemptions for providers and vendors truly struggling to meet the incentive program's requirements.
Almost half of large (200-plus bed) U.S. hospitals have indicated that they plan on buying a new electronic health record system by 2016. However most of them already have decided what they're going to purchase, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.
For providers participating in the Meaningful Use Incentive program, as well as for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2014 will be an important year, according to Elizabeth Holland (pictured), director of the Health IT Initiatives Group at CMS.
Most labs don't provide patients with electronic access to their lab reports, but the majority of the results are shared with ordering providers in electronic format, according to two new data briefs released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Clinical decision support tools in electronic health records can help pinpoint patients more at risk of acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism, according to recently published research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CPSI once again is the top ranked electronic health record vendor for small, rural and critical access hospitals, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.
The nation's 62 regional extension centers have outdone themselves in their efforts to increase electronic health record adoption among physicians, rural hospitals, federal qualified health centers (FQHCs) and others, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Hospitals may not be fully prepared for the full cost of EHR implementation, according to research published by Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association seeking to help organizations better understand the total bill.