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Will Providers Have Certified EHRs for Meaningful Use Stage 2? - iHealthBeat

Will Providers Have Certified EHRs for Meaningful Use Stage 2? - iHealthBeat | Health IT | Scoop.it
Some smaller electronic health record vendors have yet to get their products certified under the 2014 edition, while some larger firms have decided to move forward with only one or two of their ambulatory and inpatient EHRs. What does this mean for providers and Stage 2 of the meaningful use program?
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Half-Way There: Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Reached to Reform SGR

Half-Way There: Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Reached to Reform SGR | Health IT | Scoop.it
Last week, on the day Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus was confirmed to his new post as Ambassador to China, the Senate Finance, House Ways and Means, and House Energy and Commerce Committees announ
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How Data Analytics, GIS Helps Dartmouth Atlas Influence Healthcare

How Data Analytics, GIS Helps Dartmouth Atlas Influence Healthcare | Health IT | Scoop.it
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care has more than 100 TB of Medicare claims data. This information, combined with peer-reviewed medical research, informs healthcare policy and helps institutions compare their quality metrics. Like any good atlas, it also uses data-driven maps to prove its points.
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OIG's 2014 work plan steps up scrutiny of EHRs

OIG's 2014 work plan steps up scrutiny of EHRs | Health IT | Scoop.it
The Office of Inspector General has ramped up its attention on the security and integrity of electronic health records in its 2014 work plan, adding two new focus areas specific to EHRs and continuing its examination of their use in other areas.
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Vermont tests single payer and the country is watching | Physicians for a National Health Program

Vermont tests single payer and the country is watching | Physicians for a National Health Program | Health IT | Scoop.it
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CCHIT Drops EHR Certification, Will Offer Advisory Services

CCHIT Drops EHR Certification, Will Offer Advisory Services | Health IT | Scoop.it
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has stopped its participation as a federal government-deemed certifier of electronic health records products under the EHR meaningful use program.
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Electronic Health Records May Make Doctors Bad At Patient Eye Contact

Electronic Health Records May Make Doctors Bad At Patient Eye Contact | Health IT | Scoop.it
Electronic health records have the potential to streamline the entire health care experience, enabling doctors to review a patient's medical history in real-time.
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LOL! DUH..did they think the study would show differently? I found this article very funny

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EHNAC Director details secure data exchange, protocol trends | HealthITSecurity.com

EHNAC Executive Director Lee Barrett took some time to chat with HealthITSecurity.com and offer updates on some of EHNAC's current projects and HIE security.
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CMS: Meaningful Use registration numbers lowest since last summer

CMS: Meaningful Use registration numbers lowest since last summer | Health IT | Scoop.it
Participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program carries on, with more than 83 percent of eligible hospitals and 49 percent of eligible professionals attesting, and close to $18 billion in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments issued as of...
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Healthcare Blue Book gets $7M for transparency tool | mobihealthnews

Healthcare Blue Book gets $7M for transparency tool | mobihealthnews | Health IT | Scoop.it
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HIE privacy, security best practices: A review | HealthITSecurity.com

Health information exchanges (HIEs) play an important role in healthcare, allowing the quick exchange of patient information between healthcare professionals.
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Obamacare Giving Big Boost To Georgia's Health IT Industry - Kaiser Health News

Obamacare Giving Big Boost To Georgia's Health IT Industry - Kaiser Health News | Health IT | Scoop.it
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Preparing for the Next Decade of Health IT at the ONC | HL7 Standards

Author Brian Ahier provides a recap of the recent ONC Annual Meeting in Washington DC, including challenges that will need to be addressed in 2014.
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HITECH Act EHR Program Fraud Alleged

HITECH Act EHR Program Fraud Alleged | Health IT | Scoop.it
Federal prosecutors have charged a former hospital CFO with submitting false documents to obtain about $785,000 from the HITECH Act electronic health record
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Of Meaningful Use – I wouldn’t remove anything! | EMR and HIPAA

Of Meaningful Use – I wouldn’t remove anything! | EMR and HIPAA | Health IT | Scoop.it
The following is a guest blog post by Joel Kanick in response to the question I posed in my "State of the Meaningful Use" call to action. If MU were gone
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Security ruling could spell double trouble for hospital CIOs

Security ruling could spell double trouble for hospital CIOs | Health IT | Scoop.it
As if data breaches weren't already painful enough for hospital CIOs with the new HIPAA rules, now it appears that government regulation may not end with the Office for Civil Rights.
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Attorney: Providers can skip a year of MU attestation

Attorney: Providers can skip a year of MU attestation | Health IT | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published inconsistent information about how often providers need to demonstrate Meaningful Use, which may be confusing many providers about whether they must successfully attest every year in order to participate in the program, according to attorney Kathie McClure, with Wyatt, Tarrant & Com
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3 takeaways from Target dropping part-time coverage

3 takeaways from Target dropping part-time coverage | Health IT | Scoop.it
Many large companies are considering whether and how to adjust their health insurance policies in the post-reform market. Target's decision to drop health coverage for its part-time workers offers several lessons that could predict whether other companies will follow suit, according to Politico.
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KLAS: Three EHR vendors lead the pack

KLAS: Three EHR vendors lead the pack | Health IT | Scoop.it
Epic, athenahealth and Greenway all stand out as EHR vendors, according to the latest KLAS Research report.
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Healthcare IT VC Funding in 2013 | HealthWorks Collective

Mobile health companies led the way to a record year for healthcare IT companies seeking venture capital, according to a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.
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McKesson and Meditech Named as First “Test EHRs” by CMS and ONC | EMR Thoughts

McKesson and Meditech Named as First “Test EHRs” by CMS and ONC | EMR Thoughts | Health IT | Scoop.it
CMS and ONC just announced the first two "Test EHRs" are McKesson and Meditech. Here's the details of their announcement: As part of our and CMS' ongoing
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ONC Effort Aims To Boost Patient Engagement Through Health IT - iHealthBeat

ONC Effort Aims To Boost Patient Engagement Through Health IT - iHealthBeat | Health IT | Scoop.it
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced a new initiative designed to foster patient participation in health care through increased use of health IT.
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KLAS: Integration still a barrier in CDS reference tools

KLAS: Integration still a barrier in CDS reference tools | Health IT | Scoop.it
Clinical decision support reference tools still lack the level of integration necessary to provide the strategic direction that providers need, according to a recently published KLAS report.
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Health industry to test cybersecurity resilience

Health industry to test cybersecurity resilience | Health IT | Scoop.it
How ready would the federal government and health sector be if faced with a cyber attack? They're set to find out in March, when simulated attacks against healthcare networks--dubbed CyberRX--will test their vulnerability to hackers.
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