• 20 APR 15
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    CMS Calls for Health IT Adoption in Skilled Nursing Facilities Proposal

     ihealthBeat Friday, April 17, 2015 A proposed rule issued Wednesday that would increase Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities encourages such facilities to adopt health IT to facilitate data exchange, but it does not provide much assistance or set requirements for doing so, Health Data Management reports (Goedert, Health Data Management, 4/17). Full Article

    • 20 APR 15
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    Is the Triple Aim of Healthcare Achievable Through EHRs?

    EHR Intelligence  Author Vera Gruessner | Date April 17, 2015 EHR technology, e-prescribing software, and other health IT systems are being adopted by healthcare organizations in order to achieve the triple aim established by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The triple aim of healthcare include improving the patient experience such as satisfaction and quality

    • 20 APR 15
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    ONC fail: EHR ‘data blocking’ still rampant

    Modern Healthcare  By Joseph Conn  | April 17, 2015 Manuel Prado, president of Viva Transcription, Santa Cruz, Calif., publicly complained two years ago about the high interface fees – up to $10,000 – that electronic health record vendors charged for each hospital or physician practice they connect to his transcription service. “That’s data blocking,” he charged.

    • 17 APR 15
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    Epic, other EHR vendors agree to waive record-sharing fees

    Modern Healthcare By Joseph Conn  | April 15, 2015 CHICAGO—After years of saddling their customers and outside firms with substantial fees for interfaces and other costs for interoperability, vendors of electronic health-record systems are now engaged in what looks like an interoperability price war. The federal government probably had something to do with it, after firing a