EMR Implementation

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Latest Headlines

CMS to hit 257,000 docs with Meaningful Use penalties

Roughly 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) will be hit with a 1 percent penalty to their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments beginning  Jan. 5, 2015, for failing to meet Meaningful Use by Oct. 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed during a press call Wednesday afternoon.

Consumers more comfortable with electronic health records

Patients see "significant" value in electronic health records and want more access, according to a new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families.

Crisis group adopts EHRs to treat Ebola patients in Liberia

The International Rescue Committee, a crisis organization, plans to adopt electronic health records to help it treat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

ONC: Incentive payments top reason docs adopt EHRs

Meaningful Use incentive payments have been the top driver of physicians' transitions to electronic health records over the past five years, according to a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Implementation of Epic system in UK runs into technical, quality problems

The implementation of a new electronic health record system at Cambridge University Hospitals in the UK went so badly that its CEO issued an apology to patients in the local newspaper.

UCSB grads develop homegrown EHR to treat the homeless

A nonprofit outreach group that provides medical care to the homeless in Santa Barbara, California, has developed its own mobile electronic health record to help them treat patients.

Research based on EHR data needs to account for, remove bias

Screening analyses using electronic health record data need to be refined to reduce the risk of bias and prevent "spurious" findings, according to a new report in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).

HHS OIG: EHRs remain a top management challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) has once again identified the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health information as one of the 10 biggest management and performance challenges facing HHS in the coming year, according to its latest report.

Captain Alicia Morton: ONC to remain in the EHR certification business

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT intends to forge on with its certification activities even though the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will no longer be part of electronic health record certification, according to Captain Alicia Morton, the new head of the agency's health IT certification program.

CMS considering eCQMs for OPPS reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, yet again, has used its payment rules as a vehicle for advancing electronic health records and health information exchange, this time in its final outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule for 2015.