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Twitter #NHITweek Highlights

September 19, 2014 | By More
Twitter #NHITweek Highlights

Following #NHITweek This Week This is the Ninth Annual National Health IT Week and it will be celebrated all week, September 15-19, 2014. The week is a collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT to the U.S. healthcare system. […]

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Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

September 19, 2014 | By More
Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

Register for these Health IT Events Online Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today. For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. Clearwater Compliance When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00 am – 12:15 […]

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House Bill Looks to Reduce 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

September 18, 2014 | By More
House Bill Looks to Reduce 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

Flex-IT Act Seeks Additional Flexibility in Reporting Meaningful Use Requirements in 2015 On Tuesday, House lawmakers introduced bill HR 5481, seeking to give Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) participating in the CMS EHR Incentive program additional flexibility in for reporting meaningful use requirements in 2015. On Friday, August 29 CMS and ONC released […]

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The Progression of Value-Based Payment Models

September 18, 2014 | By More
The Progression of Value-Based Payment Models

Success Will Require All-Around Engagement By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios This week is all about Health IT awareness. One on-going health IT conversation is how to smoothly transition from volume-based to value-based business models in healthcare. Success will require a shift in mindset, tools to support tracking and analyzing clinician […]

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AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of Electronic Health Records to Improve Usability

September 18, 2014 | By More
AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of Electronic Health Records to Improve Usability

Champions Reboot of Technology to Help Physicians Take Better Care of Patients Building on its landmark study with RAND Corp. confirming that discontent with electronic health records (EHRs) is taking a significant toll on physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) called for solutions to EHR systems that have neglected usability as a necessary feature. Responding […]

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Keys to the Health Data Kingdom

September 18, 2014 | By More
Keys to the Health Data Kingdom

Opportunity for Data Compilation, Analysis, and Extraction By Michael Sherling, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Modernizing Medicine, Inc. Twitter: @modmed_EMA Adoption rates for electronic health record (EHR) systems continue to soar, and every day mountains of patient information are turned into digital health data. This amassment of digital data precludes a huge opportunity for data compilation, […]

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September HIT Standards Committee Meeting

September 17, 2014 | By More
September HIT Standards Committee Meeting

One of the Most Important Meetings in the History of the Group By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka The September HIT Standards Committee was one of the most important meetings in the history of the group. We heard pivotal reports from the NWIN Power Team about Query/Response standards as well as from the JASON Task […]

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Industry Leaders Still Want Changes to 2015 EHR Reporting Period

September 17, 2014 | By More
Industry Leaders Still Want Changes to 2015 EHR Reporting Period

Call for Immediate Action to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period In a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and 15 other healthcare organizations issued an immediate call to action to adjust the 2015 EHR reporting period to […]

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News & Updates From CMS

September 17, 2014 | By More
News & Updates From CMS

CMS Announcements, Events, and New Resources The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reporting these events, updates and deadlines for providers and hospitals. These items focus on the agency’s EHR Incentive programs as well as their eHealth and health IT programs and initiatives. Read the lastest MLN Connects Weekly Provider eNews. HIPAA Privacy […]

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Taking off the MU Training Wheels

September 16, 2014 | By More
Taking off the MU Training Wheels

Tom Lee Talks About What Lies Beyond Meaningful Use By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios To the untrained eye, one might think that an EHR alone has the possibility to largely improve patient care, because it can create efficiencies, house patient data, and connect with other types of technologies. However, technology that connects to multiple EHRs […]

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