Meaningful Use Attestation Penalties to Kick In October 1

Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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CommonWell Health Alliance Gives Patients Direct Medical Record Access

The CommonWell Health Alliance has announced that for the first time, patients whose providers are members of the Alliance will be given access to their health data as it is stored and transmitted by the CommonWell network.

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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States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.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
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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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ONC Chief DeSalvo Leaving ONC, But Staying at HHS

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, who up until Thursday was serving in two roles at the US Department of Health and Human (HHS), has stepped down as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

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CMS Eases Meaningful Use Requirements in Proposed Rule

A new proposed rule would reduce the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program reporting period for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals.

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