The 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria (2014 Edition Release 2) final rule adopted ten optional 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria and two revised 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria that provide flexibility, clarity, and enhance health information exchange. The final rule also made a few improvements to the ONC Health IT (HIT) Certification Program and removed outdated regulation text from the Code of Federal Regulations.
This fall, the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release new mobile health applications aimed at helping veterans access and manage their health records, FierceMobileHealthcare reports (Mottl, FierceMobileHealthcare, 9/4).
Electronic health record implementation can result in reduced patient volume but can increase revenue over the long term, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Becker's Hospital Review's "
Apple appears to be taking steps to prevent application developers from selling health data collected by its recently launched mobile platform called HealthKit, MobiHealthNews reports (Dolan, MobiHealthNews, 9/2).
In June, Apple introduced a new mobile application and platform that aims to consolidate health data tracked by various other health apps into one location.
Although electronic health records are widely seen as a way to improve care coordination and boost patient outcomes, they are underutilized in the treatment of some of the individuals who stand to benefit the most: jail inmates.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to register for the 2014 Annual Consumer Health IT Summit on September 15th in Washington DC. This exciting day-long event highlights public and private sector efforts to advance patient engagement by empowering people with their digital health data and technology. To register and get additional logistical details, visit http://www.capconcorp.com/meeting/2014/Consumer-Health-IT-Summit/default....
Apple is in talks with electronic health record provider Allscripts, as well as several hospitals to determine how hospitals could use its cloud-based health information platform known as "HealthKit," Reuters reports (Farr, Reuters, 8/12).
During a news conference on Sunday August 10th, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) discussed the lack of regulations over data collected by wearable health-monitoring devices, Long Island Newsday reports (Ngo, Long Island Newsday, 8/10).
Health Affairs published three new studies that examine meaningful use attestation among eligible professionals and hospitals and highlight the challenges providers face.
Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health records can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT failed to ensure that procedures and standards used for testing electronic health records under its temporary certification program kept patient information secure and protected, according to a new report by HHS' Office of Inspector General,
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to save the date and join them in D.C. on September 15th to celebrate advancements to equip and empower people through access to their health information and technology to better manage their health and health care.
The Summit will feature: