Trump’s Proposed Budget Seeks to Eliminate AHRQ, Slash OCR and ONC Funding

Major cuts to healthcare industry oversight agencies are suggested in the FY 2019 budget proposal released by the Trump Administration this week.

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HIM Can Play a Role in Preventing Opioid Abuse

The United States’ “opioid epidemic” is in the news seemingly every day, leaving some HIM professionals to wonder what role they can play in easing the burden on health systems.

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Report Determines Top Three EHR Optimization Practices

Education, personalization, and culture are the three keys to successful electronic health record (EHR) optimization, according to a recent report from KLAS.

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EHR Vendor Faces Massive Class Action Lawsuit, Settles in False Claims Act Case

A widely used EHR vendor is facing a class action lawsuit worth almost $1 billion in damages, in addition to allegations that its EHR does not meet “meaningful use” EHR incentive Program guidelines.

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VA Has Spent Over $1 Billion on EHR Efforts

The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contractors between 2011 and 2016 in the quest to modernize its EHR system, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

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EHRs Help Researchers Identify Source of C. diff Infections

EHRs can be a powerful tool in fighting hospital acquired infections, as one recent study shows.

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