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.
Once again, the Meaningful Use program is suffering from a disconnect between aspiration and reality. This time it's patient engagement.
The Department of Defense began accepting bids Monday for the coveted contract to replace and modernize its EHR system.
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.
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.
The Premier healthcare alliance has recommended several strategies to improve the utility of health data in response to the Senate Finance Committee's request for input.
Community health centers are making significant progress in adopting electronic health records, according to the latest data from HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration.
Hospitals in Florida that implemented the medical management measures required by Meaningful Use reported significant drops in adverse drug events, according to a new study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
As industries flourish thanks to advances in technology and information sharing, healthcare lags far behind, says Dick Escue, CIO at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2015 provider payment rules, many of which have been released this month, are receiving a lot of attention. But I'm surprised that one of the most consistent themes throughout them--"EHR creep"--has received very little publicity.