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Electronic Health Data Gaining Favor

Electronic Health Data Gaining Favor

More than half of U.S. doctors have switched to electronic health records and are using them to manage patients’ basic medical information and prescriptions, according to federal data set to be released Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services says it has reached a tipping point as it seeks to steer medical providers away from paper records. Advocates for… Read more →

Top Impacts of Problem Lists on Interoperability and Meaningful Use

Top Impacts of Problem Lists on Interoperability and Meaningful Use

During last week’s webcast, held by the Health Resources and Services Administration, presenters from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Blackstone Valley Community Health… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – What problems lists mean to interoperability, meaningful use)

E-Prescribing Deadline Approaching

E-Prescribing Deadline Approaching

Clinicians slow to adapt to digital medicine have until June 30 to electronically transmit 10 prescriptions to the pharmacy for Medicare patients, and thereby avoid a 2% cut in their Medicare reimbursement next year. The 2% penalty is the punitive side of a federal program designed to motivate physicians and other clinicians to replace their prescription pads with iPads, smart… Read more →

Bill Would Prohibit HHS From Mandating ICD-10 Transition

Bill Would Prohibit HHS From Mandating ICD-10 Transition

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) has introduced a bill (HR 1701) that would prohibit HHS from mandating that health care providers switch to ICD-10 code sets, ICD-10 Watch reports (Natale, ICD-10 Watch, 4/25). About ICD-10 U.S. health care organizations are working to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets to accommodate codes for new diseases and procedures. The switch from ICD-9… Read more →

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