AMA and TMA Comment on ONC Patient Safety Plan

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The Office of the ONC has begun putting together a plan to look and find areas where electronic medical records can cause harm to patients.  Two agencies, the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association have made comments and suggestions.  iHealthBeat has done a nice job providing a summary of the recommendations made by each. Continue reading: AMA and TMA Comment on ONC Patient Safety Plan

HITECH Framework At a Glance On How The Structure Is Organized

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Have you ever wanted a simplistic look at the framework of HITECH?  This is it which is from the website of the Health IT Dashboard where you can find all kind of statistical and other information as it relates to the adoption of medical records through the anticipated goals. Continue reading: HITECH Framework At a Glance On How The Structure Is Organized

Greenway Medical Prime Suite EHR First to Receive 2014 ONC HIT Certification

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Greenway was first out the starting gate for their certification as CCHIT just recently announced their ONC authorization shortly after the first of the year.  CCHIT’s new ONC program is open and accepting applications for testing.  The full press release with details is listed below: Continue reading: Greenway Medical Prime Suite EHR First to Receive 2014 ONC HIT Certification

AMA Asks CMS and ONC to Hire Outside Company to Review Stimulus Incentives

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The American Medical Association feels that an outside evaluation could give a better look as an outsider versus the internal processes to see if there are areas that require additional attention, modification and so forth. Continue reading: AMA Asks CMS and ONC to Hire Outside Company to Review Stimulus Incentives

ONC Names 4 Groups to Certify EHRs in 2014

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Today in Government Health IT it was announced the ONC has already set up 4 vendors for the Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.  The names will look familiar as they were also in on Stage One which makes sense. Continue reading: ONC Names 4 Groups to Certify EHRs in 2014

Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives

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Medscape today carried a quite an depth look at what’s ahead for Meaningful Use part 2 and lays out some of the areas to where confusion and and stumbling blocks stand to occur.  The article begins with speaking with a doctor who is currently using eClinical Works EMR and how he is already using a patient portal. Continue reading: Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives

Over 10 Billion Paid in EHR Meaningful Use Incentives Through End of December 2012

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Government Health IT reports December 2012 was one of the biggest months for incentives with current estimates and this is due to hospitals leading the pack being there were more hospitals collecting incentives than any other month according to CMS.  Year to date numbers for incentives comes in to over $10 billion.  CMS is still working to finalize the exact numbers. Continue reading: Over 10 Billion Paid in EHR Meaningful Use Incentives Through End of December 2012

Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

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As we had reported back in November this turned into a legal battle that was finally settled between the 2 companies.  Allscripts offered free upgrades for clients to the new system which is considered an “upgrade” where as Aprima came up with their conversion system to make the transition easier for current users.  As you can read one office only had the MyWay system installed for a couple months when they received the notice.  Continue reading: Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients

EHR Incentive Deadline, December 31, 2012 Countdown for First Year Eligibles Is 4 Days

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Feb. 28, 2013 is the deadline for attesting.  There are only 4 days left for the first year eligibles to begin their 90 day reporting period.  Most are probably already deep in here with the incentives; however there are always those who may wait until the last minute thus we thought a friendly reminder could be beneficial to get you to the websites.  Continue reading: EHR Incentive Deadline, December 31, 2012 Countdown for First Year Eligibles Is 4 Days