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ACR-ASA-CAP Recommendations to CMS on Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions and Other Program Improvements

On April 15, the American College of Radiology (ACR), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and College of American Pathologists (CAP) submitted recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. 138 more words

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HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool for Small Provider Groups

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”), recently developed a tool to assist certain health care providers with conducting security risk assessments… 187 more words

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CMS Implements ACR Recommendation: Addresses Stage 2 Meaningful Use Compliance Barrier

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new guidance to allow physicians without office visits to obtain an exclusion from the Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) “electronic notes” menu objective. 283 more words

EHR

Use of Health IT by ONC

The Fellows of HIT use the models of the delivery system and Health IT to attain better health care and to lower the cost.

ONC already have worked with the Health IT fellows and began to see the collective insights of the group. 452 more words

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FDASIA Health IT Report: Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework - April 2014

FDASIA Health IT Report: Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework – April 2014

Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework

“Health information technology (HIT) presents tremendous benefits to the American public, including greater prevention of medical errors, improved efficiency and health care quality, reduced costs, and increased consumer engagement However, if HIT is not designed, developed, implemented, maintained, or used properly, it can pose risks to patients. 270 more words

Health Informatics

FDA, ONC, and FCC Release Report to Congress on a Risk-Based Approach to Regulating Health IT

On April 3, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) released their highly anticipated… 193 more words

EHR

HHS Releases HIPAA Security Rule Risk Assessment Tool

By Jonathan M. Weinrieb

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ( 255 more words

Health Care