EHR usability is "incredibly complex" and needs specific adaptations of user-centered design (UCD) in order to be effective, according to panelists at a Health IT safety webinar conducted by RTI on behalf of ONC on June 19.
The U.S. House has passed The Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015, which tweaks the definition of what constitutes meaningful use so that a patient encounter at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) would not be treated as a patient encounter when determining whether an eligible professional qualities as a meaningful electronic health record user.
While providers are under a great deal of stress to meet adoption requirements for Meaningful Use, the industry must stay the course, said panelists at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins to sort through the comments it's received on the proposed "flexibility" rule softening Stages 1 and 2 of Meaningful Use for...
There has been some support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed rule softening some of the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015 through 2017, but commenters have also raised a number of concerns about it.
Many electronic health record studies seem to state the obvious. But every so often, a study delves into new territory and makes one sit up and take notice. That's how I feel about this new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association about EHR usability.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a notice encouraging persons or entities to submit non-governmental test procedures, tools and data that may create efficiencies in ONC's testing and certification process for health IT.
The number of New York physicians who joined the Meaningful Use program grew significantly in its first two years, but was "dynamic" and may contribute to a "digital divide," according to a new study published in the June issue of Health Affairs.
Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) have reintroduced a bill that would, among other things, add behavioral health providers to the Meaningful Use program.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to refine its scrutiny of electronic health records, adding a new focus area in an update to its work plan, but deleting several older items previously under review.