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ONC Releases the Health IT Safety Center Roadmap

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently released a contractor-developed “Health IT Safety Center Roadmap.” This policy document by RTI, International provides a vision of the possible future scope and responsibilities of the Health IT Safety Center. 207 more words


EHR adoption by home health agencies may soon be 'essential'

From FierceEMR, 7/7/15:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has once again signaled its intent to use its payment rules to spur adoption of electronic health records, this time in its proposed rule for 2016 home health prospective payment system. 101 more words


National Physician Associations Share Meaningful Use Concerns

The American College of Radiology (ACR) government relations staff participated in an American Medical Association (AMA)-hosted meeting of the national specialty societies regarding the future of the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program on June 24, 2015. 223 more words


Interoperability dominates as major theme of LTC tech conference

From McKnight’s Long Term Care News, 6/22/15:

Bundled payments, data assessment and standardization and changing payment models dominated the first full day of the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit in Baltimore. 106 more words

CMS IT Policy

ACR Submits Comments on "Meaningful Use Reform" Proposed Rule

The American College of Radiology (ACR) formally submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 15 addressing the agency’s proposed rule… 31 more words


Usability of Certified EHR Technology Lacking Among Vendors

From EHRintelligence.com, 6/11/15:

When the HITECH Act was passed and meaningful use regulations were established under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, the steep rise of EHR adoption and implementation brought hope for patient care advocates. 110 more words