Third ICD-10 test shows 87-percent success rate

CMS' third ICD-10 testing shows 87 percent success rate

The CMS recently finished its third and final testing period during the week of July 20-24 in preparation for the upcoming deadline. The agency released a report highlighting the successful results.
University's approach to EHR implementation proves to be effective

Integrating medical devices during EHR implementation may be key to smooth process

The University of Arkansas Medical Center introduced both systems into its facility simultaneously, finding that the strategy was extremely effective. This raises the question, should other health professionals consider taking the same route as they install their EHRs?
Black Book survey shows increased EHR satisfaction

Survey shows many providers plan to update EHR systems by 2016

A new survey by Black Book Rankings showed that a little under 20 percent of large practices and clinics plan to replace their current EHRs by the end of 2016.
ONC reports industry interoperability progress

ONC reports industry interoperability progress

Data exchange and EHR interoperability in hospital settings has largely improved thanks to the high rates of EHR implementation across all care settings in the industry.
What is the key to successful EHR implementation?

What is the key to successful EHR implementation?

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, looked at how successful practices implemented their EHR systems.
Industry works toward improving secure messaging for EHRs

Is health illiteracy among patients getting in the way of enhanced patient engagement?

Providers should take advantage of electronic messaging with their patients to encourage patient engagement within their practices or facilities.
What effective tools should providers use for ICD-10 preparation?

What effective tools should providers use for ICD-10 preparation?

As the ICD-10 deadline inches closer, it is important that providers are using the resources available to them to ensure that they are well-prepared for the implementation process.
CMS releases updates to ICD-10 flexibilities

CMS releases updates to ICD-10 flexibilities

The CMS has release an updated version of its ICD-10 flexibilities to eliminate any gray areas.
Congress considers bill to modify MU requirements for ambulatory surgical centers

Congress considers new bill to modify MU requirements for ambulatory surgical settings

A bill that would push modifications to meaningful use requirements for ambulatory surgery centers was recently passed by the Senate and is waiting on a vote by the House of Representatives.
Report shows interoperable EHRs have major benefits on industry

Report shows interoperable EHRs have major benefits on industry

HEALTHeLINK recently conducted a study that found EHR adoption has improved interoperability and resulted in financial benefits across the industry.
5 steps to hassle-free EHR implementation

5 steps to a hassle-free EHR implementation

Whether providers are implementing their EHR systems into a small practice or a large facility with hundreds of staff members, getting ready by taking note of these tips will make the transition from paper to electronic documentation easier.
BPC pushes Congress to improve health IT interoperability

BPC pushes Congress to improve interoperability

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently made recommendations to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee regarding ideas on how to advance modern medical innovations.
CHIME and AMA show support for new Flex-IT 2 Act

Leading organizations back potential EHR Incentive Program revisions

The Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act has recently been introduced as a way to make the EHR Incentive Programs easier to adhere to for providers.