Medical specialty societies—which rely heavily on electronic data registries to monitor everything from disease rates, procedure outcomes, and medical implant or device success rates, claim that EHR vendors are hampering their reporting processes.
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.
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.
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States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.