Federal IT Systems Have IG Risks, Outdated Technologies, GAO Says

The healthcare industry isn’t alone in endeavoring to tackle legacy IT systems in the name of information governance (IG). It should come as no surprise that the federal government faces similar challenges maintaining its systems, though the scope of its struggle appears daunting. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that various federal agencies are running software platforms and computer systems on...

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Congressional Committee Hoping to Address Lingering EHR Issues

Following a series of six hearings, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is working to develop legislation it hopes will help address lingering issues with EHRs.

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Despite Threats, Senate Appropriations Bill Currently Remains Free of ICD-10 Delay Amendment
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Despite Threats, Senate Appropriations Bill Currently Remains Free of ICD-10 Delay Amendment

The Senate Appropriations Committee opted not to adopt amendments aimed at slowing down full implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS in a markup session of an appropriations bill Thursday morning. The bill has advanced to the floor for a vote, but the possibility for amendments remains.

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Senate Panel Hears from Physicians on EHR Usability

A Senate panel last week heard from physicians, health IT experts, and provider representatives about the shortcomings and successes involved with adjusting to electronic health records (EHRs) and the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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Trade Groups, Congress Continue to Push for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period

Healthcare trade groups and certain members of Congress are continuing to advocate for policies that would add a two-year grace period following the go-live date for ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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