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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Join the conversation. AmericanEHR has been refreshed with some useful new features. It is now easy to share your EHR experiences, make comments and join product discussions. All that is needed is a verified user account. Initially commenting is available to verified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and EHR vendors. Activity feeds are displayed on…

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National survey shows strong support for consumer engagement solutions National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and its partner HealthCAWS recently conducted a targeted information gathering effort to understand stakeholders’ views on the importance of consumer engagement in eHealth, their preferred tools and available solutions.  The survey findings confirm that the future of healthcare must include consumer engagement…

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A few weeks back, with the assistance of Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan, I had the opportunity to participate in an “exit interview” with outgoing ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD. On behalf of my Medical Practice Insider readers, I asked Mostashari what business benefits — aside from meaningful use incentive payments — could accrue…

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I just received this update via email regarding PQRS: CMS will extend the registration period for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) administrative claims-based reporting option and the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) to October 18, 2013 (from 10/15/13) to allow providers additional time to register for 2013. This day is the: Last day…

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John Halamaka, co-chair of the Health IT Standards Committee and CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offered some advice to the next National Coordinator on his blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO. Here are his general recommendations: ICD-10: Consider voluntary transactions for October 2014 and provide a 6 month grace period before enforcing the…

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eHealth Initiative’s Health Data Exchange & Interoperability Summit will take place October 30-31, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. This two-day event will feature a series of brief case studies and interactive multi-stakeholder panels focused on electronic health information exchange and its impact on patient care. The Summit will bring together national health…

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October 1, 2013 was the first day that many Americans across the country potentially would be able to sign-up for Healthcare in the United States due to healthcare reform legislation – the Affordable Care Act. I am not going to debate the points or merits of the legislation; instead, I just share with you a…

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We relaunched AmericanEHR.com this week from the Health 2.0 conference in the Silicon Valley. Users of AmericanEHR will notice several new community features, including the ability for verified physicians and EHR vendors to interact and participate in discussions. We’ve also released over three years of EHR Feedback that has never before been published. This EHR…

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