EMR Implementation

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Study: EHR use leads to loss of time

As hospitals increasingly use electronic health records, they may also be increasingly losing time during the day to the technology, according to a new study.

Why Congress must be cautious about spending more for HIT interoperability

Federal legislators should exercise caution in doling out more money for health IT interoperability efforts, as there is no guarantee that doing so will actually improve health data exchange, writes John Graham, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Independent Institute.

Meaningful Use flexibility rule may have an unintended impact on CMS

Providers have been expressing their disappointment that the final Meaningful Use flexibility rule, released Aug. 29, saying it offers scant relief, is "too little too late" and puts the very future of the program "in question."

Stakeholders not pleased with EHR changes in doc payment proposal

Healthcare organizations applauded several provisions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed physician fee schedule for 2015, such as reimbursement for telehealth and chronic care management, but were not enthused about the agency's' suggestions about electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program.

EHRs can 'significantly' increase reimbursement over time

Electronic health records can increase reimbursement without upcoding, according to a study published recently in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

CMS publishes final rule for Meaningful Use flexibility

Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program will be extended through 2016 for certain providers and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for providers who first became meaningful users of electronic health records in 2011 or 2012 based on a final rule announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Providers shouldn't bear the brunt of slow patient engagement

Once again, the Meaningful Use program is suffering from a disconnect between aspiration and reality. This time it's patient engagement.

DoD begins accepting bids for records modernization contract

The Department of Defense began accepting bids Monday for the coveted contract to replace and modernize its EHR system.

KLAS: Many docs increasingly consider replacing their ambulatory EHRs

Electronic health record vendors take note: More than a quarter of physician practices are in the market to replace their EHRs, and others wish they could, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

EHR billing fraud: More than a numbers game

There's a well-known adage in business that 10 percent of people will never steal, embezzle or commit fraud; 10 percent will always steal, embezzle or commit fraud when they can; and 80 percent will do it under certain circumstances when given the opportunity. That might finally explain what's occurring with electronic health records and billing fraud.