EMRs grant docs more loyal patients August 06, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
EMRs grant docs more loyal patients
Click through to discover why many patients are choosing you based on your EMR -- and then sticking with you based on your EMR, too.
Mostashari confirms fall departure from ONC August 06, 2013 | Tom Sullivan - Government Health IT
Mostashari confirms fall departure from ONC
Farzad Mostashari, MD, tweeted confirmation on Aug. 6 that he will be stepping down this fall from his post as national coordinator for health IT.
EHR adoption spurs data exchange August 06, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
EHR adoption spurs data exchange
A new study authored by National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, and ONC researchers indicates that six in 10 hospitals actively exchanged electronic health information with providers and hospitals outside their organization in 2012.
Patients motivated to put portals to use August 05, 2013 | Zack McCartney - Contributing Writer
Patients motivated to put portals to use
Stage 2 of the government's meaningful use program requires that at least 5 percent of patients view, download and transmit their health information, and send a secure electronic message to their provider. Physicians may be underestimating patients' desire for online engagement.
EHR adoption
Electronic health record adoption has passed 50 percent in the United States; however, some states deserve more credit than others. This infographic by Health Biz Decoded breaks down which states have the highest EHR and e-prescribing rates, and which have some catching up to do.
How would you answer these public health reporting questions? August 02, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
public health reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new entries on its FAQ system related to public health measure reporting requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs. Test your knowledge before clicking through to view the full answers.
Is it time to press the MU pause button? August 02, 2013 | Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP - Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality, American College of Physicians
Michael Barr
Should we keep the schedule for Stage 2 the same but introduce an option to help EPs and EHs avoid the penalty if they cannot completely meet Stage 2 requirements?
Provider incentives approach $6 billion August 01, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Providers approach $6 billion in EHR incentives
The total number of unique eligible professionals who have received payments since the Medicare/Medicaid programs' inception in 2011 surpassed 293,000 as of the end of June. Medicare-eligible MDs or DOs took in most of that total, about $3.4 billion.