EMR Implementation

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Proposed IPPS rule tweaks Meaningful Use program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2016 inpatient and long-term care hospital policy and payment changes look to adjust the Meaningful Use program to further align it with its proposed rule implementing Stage 3, as well as other reporting programs.

CMS releases proposed rule on Meaningful Use reporting period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the proposed rule that would shorten the Meaningful Use attestation period to 90 days for 2015.

Health data sharing between Canadian providers behind the curve

Canada has made considerable progress in adopting electronic health records, and now must focus its attention on sharing the data within, according to a new commentary from the C.D. Howe Institute.

Allscripts, Cerner top EHR user satisfaction rankings

Allscripts, Cerner and CPSI all retain the top spot in their respective markets for user satisfaction, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.

Bill aims to revive quest for joint DoD-VA record system

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) has reintroduced a bill calling for development of an integrated electronic health record system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Physicians will focus on EHR screen less over time

Patients may view an electronic health record as in intrusion and distraction for the physician, but those problems will dissipate over time as physicians get used to using them, according to an article in  U.S. News and World Report.

Meaningful Use Stage 3 not the end of government health IT involvement

Assuming Stage 3 is even needed, what happens when it's over? Does the government pack up its health IT bags and go home?

Stage 3 Meaningful Use rules ambitious but burdensome, providers say

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed rule for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use represents an ambitious attempt to jumpstart interoperability in the healthcare industry, there are concerns that it could be a difficult row to hoe for providers.

Lawmakers, policy experts blast barriers to EHR interoperability at Senate hearing

Lawmakers focused on the problems created by the lack of interoperability among electronic health record systems at a Tuesday hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Questions raised about 'sponsored' CDS alerts

Sponsored electronic health record alerts are a boon to some and a concern to others, according to an article in  The Wall Street Journal.