The proposed rules for meaningful use of EHRs include a series of standards related to certification of EHR systems, seemingly opening up the certification process to more than just the long-established Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD
“There’s a one-to-one relationship between the meaningful use objectives and the certification criteria,” CCHIT Chairman Dr. [...]
Written by Aliya Sternstein at NextGov.com in July of 2009, this article explains why some vendors and hospital managers believe that varying state medical record retention regulations may add cost to the Obama administration’s plan to implement electronic health records.
A patchwork of conflicting state regulations may hamper the Obama administration’s plan to quickly cut health [...]
The Senate stripped out provisions in a pending jobs bill that would have put hospital-based physicians who treated outpatients in line to receive health IT incentives under the HITECH Act.
Those provisions may now be part of future legislation.
The initial version of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act contained a provision that would have [...]
Harmony Healthcare IT will host, on 2/25/10, a webinar on how to securely store legacy practice management data to meet state and federal record retention regulations.
Are you familiar with state and federal mandates that determine how long your practice should store historical data from your practice management system?
As practices move to electronic health record (EHR) [...]
The Senate Finance Committee today released the draft of a jobs bill that removes a ban against physicians in hospital-based outpatient clinics from participating in the health IT incentives in the HITECH Act.
Among its proposals, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act would allow physicians who practice in outpatient or walk-in clinics associated with [...]