ONC Releases Guide for Negotiating EHR Contracts

While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.

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New ONC Final Rule Gives Agency More Oversight of EHRs
Oct18

New ONC Final Rule Gives Agency More Oversight of EHRs

A final rule released last week by ONC, concerning federal oversight of EHRs, is being met with a mixed reaction by payer, provider, and vendor groups.

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CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule
Oct14

CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule

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.

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Variable Success Rates Demonstrated by Pediatric Drug Error Prevention Systems

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.

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Health IT Offers Barriers, Solutions for Fighting Zika

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States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.

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White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research
Aug17

White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research

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.

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