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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in May 2013
HIE Participation Doesn't Create Test Savings, Study Says
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Physicians in Colorado HIE ordered fewer lab tests and the same number of imaging tests, but costs remained constant.
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Why Some Doctors Don't Lean On EHR
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
EHR use has less to do with doctors' tech savvy than how they deal with clinical uncertainty, suggests research.
DOD Seeks Commercial EHR
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hagel shoots down possibility of DOD adopting VA's Vista and sinks the joint iEHR. Epic Systems might win out.
15% Of Physicians Declining EHRs: Deloitte Survey
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Deloitte survey contrasts with other data that finds near-universal adoption, reports EHR resisters tend to be older and solo practitioners.
Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
EHRs, Communication Can Co-Exist For Doctors, AMA Says
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
American Medical Association report finds that doctors who use EHRs during exams can maintain a good relationship with patients as long as electronic devices don't get in the way.
Health Plans Seek EHR Data For New Payment Models
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
As value-based payments take hold, insurers aim to access EHR clinical data and move to automated, real-time information exchange.
HL7 Preps Healthcare Clinical Messaging Standard
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Framework aims to simplify writing interfaces between healthcare information systems, help researchers gather clinical data from EHRs.
ONC Webinar Reveals Details of Data Exchange Projects
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Agency seeks feedback on interoperability efforts in the field while continuing to guide private sector's efforts.
20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
Medicare Incentives Spur Jump In E-Prescribing
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Surescripts annual report shows 38% growth in electronic prescribing in 2012, plus growing use of online medication histories and benefit data.
Why Telemedicine Should Be Integrated With EHRs, ACOs
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Telemedicine expert Rashid Bashshur says mobile health technologies must integrate with EHRs to make accountable care organizations work.
Lyfechannel Wins HHS Mobile App Challenge
News  |  5/3/2013  | 
Myfamily app presents content from site to help consumers take charge of their healthcare.
Rx Abuse Data Tools Sought By Healthcare
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Doctors, pharmacies could more easily join fight against drug diversion if states followed uniform data rules, says standards organization NCPDP.

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