The arrival of the Zika virus in the United States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.
The failure of electronic health records (EHRs) to demonstrate substantial clinical and financial benefits—or be interoperable—is one of the key reasons precision medicine efforts aren’t succeeding, according to the authors of a “Viewpoint” article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still struggling to move along interoperability capabilities for its electronic health record (EHR) system.
A new proposed rule would reduce the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program reporting period for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals.
Federal health officials announced this week details of an initiative to replace the “meaningful use” Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), in a notice of proposed rulemaking.
AHIMA just released its Patient Portal Toolkit, a follow up to the 2015 Practice Brief, “The Implementation and Management of Patient Portals.”