EHRs Help Researchers Identify Source of C. diff Infections

EHRs can be a powerful tool in fighting hospital acquired infections, as one recent study shows.

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More False Claims Act Lawsuits Ahead for EHR Vendors, Whistleblower Attorney Says

More lawsuits against electronic health record (EHR) vendors that skirt “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements are likely on the horizon, according to a whistleblower attorney from Washington, DC.

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Proposed Bill Would Reduce Penalties, Hardship Exemptions for Meaningful Use

New proposed legislation would loosen the more stringent “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements that kick in as time goes on, allowing Medicare physicians to more easily participate in the program without facing financial penalties.

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Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides
Jul21

Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides

Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.

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New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department
Jul11

New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department

The new top ONC officials appointed by the Trump administration outlined their main priorities for the department—improving electronic health record (EHR) usability and helping foster improved health data and system interoperability in the US healthcare system—in a call Tuesday.

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