According to the findings, investigators forecast that the majority of hospitals will not reach Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ EHR adoption model until 2035, absent major policy changes or leaps in technological capabilities.
After years of physician claims of burnout and frustration related to EHRs, new technologies powered by natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and digital scribes are making inroads in physician satisfaction.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has formally announced a 10-year $10 billion contract with EHR vendor Cerner, which is also the official EHR vendor for the US Department of Defense.
Providers that treat mental health or substance use disorders would be eligible for financial incentives to implement behavioral health electronic health record systems under new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives.
A group of US lawmakers contend, in a letter to the acting Veterans Affairs administrator, that a combination of staffing vacancies and the appointment of ethically compromised VA officials has contributed to “malign neglect” of efforts to modernize the VA’s the electronic health record (EHR) system.
The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a consideration and mark-up session on a bill this week that would allow providers and payers to more freely share the information of patients with substance use disorders.