Study shows HIE reduces redundant testing

New industry report encourages providers to prepare for EHR replacement

A large number of physicians have started to replace their older health IT systems with new electronic health records.
Study shows HIE reduces redundant testing

ONC releases its roadmap for the Health IT Safety Center

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released its roadmap for the Health IT Safety Center.
ONC announces additions to its Health IT Certification Program
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ONC announces additions to its Health IT Certification Program

To ensure that EHR systems are as effective as they can be, the proper testing and certification of health IT is crucial to keeping adoption rates high and enhancing patient care across the health care continuum.
Will patient-generated data ever be included in EHRs?

Industry considers integrating patient-reported outcomes into EHRs

Although patients are slowly getting more control over their health, experts are wondering if the industry should take this one step further and provide them with the ability to input patient-reported outcomes into EHR systems.
EHRs: How they've progressed and where they're headed

EHRs: How they've progressed and where they're headed

Since EHRs were first created, they have come a long way, progressing from digital documentation tools to systems capable of coordinating care and improving patient outcomes.
4 tips to preparing for ICD-10 transition
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4 tips for ICD-10 preparation

As the implementation date is only a few months away, providers should have started their preparations to ensure that they avoid any setbacks once Oct. 1 comes.
FDA announces new program to improve interoperability between EHRs and EDCs

FDA announces program to improve interoperability between EHRs and EDCs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research recently announced that it will be using EHRs with electronic data capture, called EDC systems, in an effort to enhance clinical trials for new medications.
EHRs are vital to enhanced clinical documentation
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EHRs vital for enhanced clinical documentation

One of the most important aspects of care delivery that physicians must improve in order to achieve better care quality is clinical documentation.
CMS announces it won't deny claims for first year after ICD-10 implementation

CMS announces it won't deny claims for first year of ICD-10 transition

New CMS guidance features a clause that states Medicare will not deny any claims due to minor ICD-10 mistakes for the first year after the implementation date.
Researchers create 5 use cases for enhanced interoperability

Researchers create 5 use cases for enhanced EHR interoperability

Researchers recently established five use cases that clearly define the definition of EHR data interoperability.
EHR market expected to continue growth for next few years

New report shows EHR market set to continue growing

Despite the fact that so many providers have already implemented these innovative systems, the EHR market is expected to continue growing.
Using health IT to meet MU requirements enhances care

Using health IT to meet MU requirements enhances care

A recent study found that the meaningful use objectives enhance care for diabetes patients.
Study shows HIE reduces redundant testing

Study shows health information exchange reduces redundant testing

A new study looked into how health information exchange impacts the rates of radiology examinations and laboratory tests in emergency rooms.