EHR Vendor Data Blocking Impedes Critical Registry Reporting

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.

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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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2016 Convention General Session: HIM is Key to EHR Transformation, Public Health
Oct18

2016 Convention General Session: HIM is Key to EHR Transformation, Public Health

Andrew Gettinger, MD, chief medical information officer at ONC, and Laila Ali, world champion boxer, addressed the General Session audience Monday at AHIMA’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.

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JAMA Commentary: Consider De-implementing EHRs to Improve their Function

Existing electronic health records (EHRs) are not living up to the promise of improving care through predictive analytics and personalized care, according to an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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