The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its hotly anticipated 2,400-page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule on Friday. The rule, now open for comment, finalizes the new payment and healthcare quality reforms for those physicians seeking reimbursement for services by Medicare.
The combination of CPOE and clinical decision support programs are meant to provide a robust safeguard against improper medication dosing in the pediatric population, but a new study suggests that the use of such systems within an EHR have varied results.
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States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.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.