EMR Implementation

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Would a 'roll back' of ONC's strategic plan be good for health IT?

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) certainly didn't pull any punches in its comments on the  Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated strategic plan. Unlike some commenters on the plan, who for the most part deferred to ONC, NPCA, known to favor private free market forces rather than government regulation,  came out strongly against it.

NCPA to ONC: Step back from health IT control

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's role in the industry, as contemplated in its updated 2015-2020 strategic plan, is too broad and should be significantly reduced, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis.

House bill aims to soften MU requirements for ASC-affiliated docs

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), joined by two Democrat and one Republican co-sponsors, has introduced legislation to soften the Meaningful Use requirements for eligible physicians who treat patients in ambulatory surgical centers.

CDC: EHR use by EDs, outpatient departments progressing

 Electronic health record use is increasing in hospital emergency and outpatient departments, according to a new data brief issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.

Surescripts releases new resources on e-prescribing controlled substances

Health information network giant Surescripts has published new tools to help prescribers learn more about the electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

CMS seeks input on role of health IT in new primary care models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking for stakeholder input regarding the role of electronic health records and health IT in the agency's design of future advanced primary care models. 

Despite potential to boost reimbursements, EHRs remain a challenge for primary care docs

As healthcare providers--in particular those from primary care practices--continue to implement and work with electronic health records, some are seeing an improvement in reimbursements, according to Michael Howley, Ph.D., a certified physician assistant and associate clinical professor in the department of marketing at Drexel University.

GAO: Lack of interoperability between DoD, VA health records is 'high risk'

The inability of the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense to share healthcare data electronically has become such a significant concern that the Government Accountability Office has added the problem to its list of "high risk" areas.

EHR adoption grows for rural doc practices, reversing trend

Physician electronic health record adoption is "significantly" higher in rural areas than in urban ones, reversing a trend and signaling an important shift in adoption, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Survey: Doc EHR adoption leveling off

Physician adoption of electronic health records appears to have plateaued, only increasing 2.8 percent from January 2014 to January 2015, according to the latest survey from SK&A.