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Healthcare industry cheers meaningful use modifications
Healthcare IT News : January 30, 2015, 7:36 am
Finally, CMS has acknowledged a months-long chorus of frustration from industry groups that existing meaningful use rules are just too onerous. One typical reaction: "Hip, hip hooray!"
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ONC calls for interoperability by 2017
Healthcare IT News : January 30, 2015, 6:56 am
The Office of the National Coordinator released this morning a draft roadmap, along with proposed actions to take in order to achieve interoperability and a learning healthcare system in the next two years.
CMS signals an ease to meaningful use reporting
Healthcare IT News : January 29, 2015, 9:50 am
It's official. The federal government has announced its willingness to ease up on meaningful use reporting requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs.
From airplanes to doctors' offices: Improving population health outcomes
Healthcare IT News : January 29, 2015, 8:31 am
To consider how to improve population health outcomes, let’s start in an unlikely place—an airplane. If you’ve ever flown on an airliner, chances are good that you’ve browsed through the inflight magazine. If so, you’ve likely seen one of the ads for New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York."
What has SHARP accomplished for EHRs?
Healthcare IT News : January 29, 2015, 8:13 am
After four years and $60 million, the ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program is essentially done, and each project has made strides in improving various elements of EHRs. Those involved in SHARP believe their work has advanced the health IT field, but it remains to be seen if any of their innovations find their way into widespread use.
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