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.
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.
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States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.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.
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).
A new proposed rule would reduce the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program reporting period for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals.