This weeks highlights from our Storify. Big week includes National Health IT Week, release of the stage 3 final rules, Pubcon, and how ICD-10 is going.
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By Richard Kronick PhD - A few weeks ago, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine or IOM) released a long-awaited report on a subject of great importance to the AHRQ—how all health care stakeholders can more quickly identify, resolve, and reduce the incidence of diagnostic errors and improve patient safety.
By Jim Tate - Finally, the Rule is in. Last April during HIMSS15 we were promised by CMS delivery of the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Final Rule no later than August 1st. Well, August came and went without the much anticipated Rule.
By Steve Spearman - Last week, in Washington, D.C., NIST and OCR held their 8th annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security seminar. Here are some of the major takeaways and big announcements that came out of that conference.
By Talisha Searcy - Since the enactment of the HITECH Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the number of health care providers using an electronic health record (EHR) has continued to rise, helping to build the foundation for an interoperable learning health system.
CMS and ONC today released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers participating in the EHR Incentive Program.
One of the ways that HITECH Answers is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thought on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of September.
Interact with medical practice executives, administrators, physicians, vendors, industry experts and powerful speakers; share challenges and discover the right benchmarks, operational improvements, quality measures and solutions necessary to become and remain a MGMA high-performing practice.
By John Halamka MD - Over my 8 years of blogging (since 10/21/07) I've written many posts about IT leadership, career development and re-inventing yourself (something to do every 5-10) years. As a CIO for nearly 20 years, I've seen the nature of the role undergo remarkable evolution.
EHR Interoperability is viewed by many industry stakeholders and agencies as a key factor towards improving health care delivery and outcomes. To date, however, the exchange of health data from one system to another has been limited.
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