Electronic Health Record Technology

PI Program Hardship Exception Application Deadline 9-1-2020 | 8/12/2020

No HTML5 audio playback capabilities for this browser. Use Chrome Browser! Posted By: HHS/ONC/CMS Communications August 12, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ( @CMSGov ) requires that all eligible hospitals use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs. CMS mandates downward payment adjustments be applied to eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of CEHRT. Eligible hospitals …

KPI Ninja’s Ninja Universe Achieves ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC | PR Newswire | 8/4/2020

… National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group . By using KPI Ninja’s certified technology, providers and organizations can satisfy the requirement of using Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) that is built into various federal, state and private programs, including CMS’ Medicare and Medicaid incentive payment programs. “It is of the utmost importance that technology solutions provide the necessary functionality …

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The Echo Group Welcomes Horizons Counseling Center as Its Newest Partner | 7/2/2020

The Echo Group, the only provider of visual electronic health record technology for the behavioral health industry, is excited to announce that it has partnered with local behavioral health facility, Horizons Counseling Center, located in Gilford and Laconia, New Hampshire. Echo is providing electronic health record (EHR) technology and billing services for Horizons, allowing Horizons to focus on offering the best care, support, and behavioral health programs to its clients …

Exploring MIPS 2020: Key things physicians need to know | Medical Economics | 4/16/2020

… that have traditionally bolstered scores, such as sharing patient education and demonstrating secure communication. CMS also removed a few of the bonus measures, including reporting on an improvement activity related to an organization’s certified electronic health record technology (CERT). Now, the remaining measures have taken on more weight, which requires some changes in how practices approach this category. Going forward, organizations should concentrate on electronic exchange of patient information. This …

Why Now Is the Time to Evaluate New Electronic Health Record Technology | 3/18/2020

Why Now Is the Time to Evaluate New Electronic Health Record Technology March 18, 2020 Billing and Revenue Cycle Management , EHR and EMR Software , Industry News , Telehealth It is tempting in turbulent times to try to delay evaluating new technology (EHR/PM/RCM) systems. We at AZZLY® appreciate the time and commitment it takes. It should be a team effort and every department from Intake and Admissions, Office Management, Clinical …

IBM Watson Health to tap EBSCO’s DynaMed libraries for a combined AI drug information suite | FierceBiotech | 3/12/2020

… to parse. “When it comes to clinical decision support, content is king,” said IBM Watson Health’s general manager of Micromedex solutions, Todd Nolen. “Nearly nine out of 10 physicians in the U.S. currently implement electronic health record technology ,” Nolen said. “We believe DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson can deliver value and innovation to healthcare organizations, to help enable rapid access to high-quality medical evidence that is essential for clinicians …

IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services Collaborate to Launch Integrated Clinical Decision Support Solution | PR Newswire | 3/11/2020

… onto a seamless and personalized solution. A terrific alternative for the care team.” “When it comes to clinical decision support, content is king. Nearly nine out of 10 physicians in the US currently implement electronic health record technology 3 “ said Todd Nolen , General Manager, IBM Micromedex Solutions, IBM Watson Health. “We believe DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson can deliver value and innovation to healthcare organizations, to help enable rapid access …

Cancer Registries and the Evolving Role of Big Data in Cancer Care - The ASCO Post | 3/10/2020

… with cancer begins with the pathology report. —Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO Data collection from providers presents new challenges, since the infrastructure for reporting is less mature than it is in hospitals. Certified electronic health record technology can address help providers by identifying reportable cancer cases and treatments and reporting them automatically or after provider verification. —Sandy Jones In 1956, the American College of Surgeons encouraged the development of …

HCA Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Guidance | Business Wire | 1/28/2020

… and unknown government investigations, litigation and other claims that may be made against us, (21) the impact of potential cybersecurity incidents or security breaches, (22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and the impact of interoperability requirements, (23) the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, or similar events beyond our control, (24) the effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and …

MyndYou and Allscripts partner on AI triage for high-risk patients | 1/13/2020

Cognitive Complexity Analysis detects subtle changes in cognitive and behavioural function. Credit: Shutterstock Artificial intelligence (AI) company MyndYou has made its triaging and care management solution available to electronic health record technology firm Allscripts’ clients. The partnership is intended to enable the passive monitoring of cognitive change, which will help identify patients’ real-time health risks in their home to allow early intervention and prevent hospitalisation. MyndYou’s cognitive-driven AI …

Feds Grant $14.9 Million to USVI for Medicare Health Information Exchange - St. John Source | 1/11/2020

… federal government has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands $14.9 million in funding to implement a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the territory’s approximately 29,000 Medicaid recipients and to continue promoting the use of certified electronic health record technology by healthcare providers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS-CMS) has approved $14,990,078 to be utilized between fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to …

Feds Grant $14.9 Million to U.S.V.I. for Medicare Health Information Exchange | 1/11/2020

… federal government has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands $14.9 million in funding to implement a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the territory’s approximately 29,000 Medicaid recipients and to continue promoting the use of certified electronic health record technology by healthcare providers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS-CMS) has approved $14,990,078 to be utilized between fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to …

The Echo Group Welcomes White Horse Recovery as Its Newest Partner | 11/27/2019

Two local Mount Washington Valley area businesses that support behavioral health treatment team up to offer top-notch care and support. Conway, NH, November 27, 2019 –( PR.com )– The Echo Group, the only provider of visual electronic health record technology for the behavioral health industry, is excited to announce that it has partnered with local behavioral health facility, White Horse Recovery, located nearby in Ossipee and North Conway, New Hampshire. Echo …

Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security? | Healthcare IT News | 9/13/2019

… in the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program – formerly known as meaningful use – must attest to CMS that they have not knowingly and willfully limited or restricted the compatibility or interoperability of their certified electronic health record technology ,” she added. The HHS Office of Inspector General will hold health IT developers, health information exchanges and networks, and healthcare providers accountable for both information blocking and false attestations to the government …

2019 MIPS Exception Application Period Announced | 9/11/2019

… Interoperability (PI) performance category. This exception is available, again, in 2019. The Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception, previously known as Meaningful Use, performance category grades physicians on their “electronic exchange of health information using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).” CMS is offering clinicians who cannot meet some MIPS program requirements an opportunity to apply for exceptions if they meet certain criteria. A PI Hardship Exception application can be submitted if …

SafelyYou and Integrated Health Systems Join Forces to Streamline Technology Installations and Enhance Customer Experience in Senior Living Communities | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

… best possible customer experience. By partnering with SafelyYou, Integrated Health Systems will now be able to offer its senior living customers with fall detection services in addition to its suite of services, which include electronic health record technology , cloud-based desktop hosting, and technology device monitoring and management. “ Our goal is to meet the IT needs of the long-term and post-acute care industry by providing lower-cost solutions …

PeaceHealth lays off 50 employees | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/12/2019

… technology solutions partners division, Jeremy Rush with PeaceHealth, told the newspaper. The layoff locations were not disclosed. PeaceHealth cited technology changes in a statement cited by The Register-Guard : “Since the systemwide implementation of electronic health record technology three years ago, PeaceHealth has made significant advancements in optimizing the use of the technology. As a result, certain technology support services will be centralized to the shared services center in Vancouver …

Health Data Exchange Jumps 49% Among Direct Messaging Users | EHR Intelligence | 5/8/2019

… organizations. “Additionally, new and novel use cases—beyond referrals and care coordination—are also contributing to our growth,” said Stuewe. “Many of our members report leveraging the DirectTrust network to connect users of certified electronic health record technology to the continuum of care in the broader community.” “Numerous members are utilizing the network to trigger and communicate notifications of healthcare events as aligned with new CMS proposed rulemaking,” he added …

Direct transactions increased by almost 50 percent in Q1 2019 | Healthcare IT News | 5/7/2019

… by the fact that “new and novel use cases – beyond referrals and care coordination – are also contributing to our growth.” He said many DirectTrust members are using the network to “connect users of certified electronic health record technology to the continuum of care in the broader community,” for example, an expansion of its potential to solve real-world interoperability challenges. “Numerous members are utilizing the network to trigger and communicate …

NextGen® Ambulatory EHR 5.9 Earns 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC | Business Wire | 11/14/2017

… Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module certification from the Drummond Group, LLC, an authorized certification body (ACB). This stamp of approval designates that NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5.9 is 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) and offers the functionality for eligible providers and hospitals to meet MIPS ACI and Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements, qualifying these organizations to receive payments under the ongoing Quality Payment Program …

Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results with Net Operating Revenues of $3.666 Billion | Business Wire | 11/2/2017

… responsible, including co-pays and deductibles; • the efforts of insurers, healthcare providers and others to contain healthcare costs, including the trend toward value-based purchasing; • our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and recognize income for the related Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments, to the extent such payments have not expired; • increases in wages as a result of inflation or competition for highly technical …

HCA Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results | Business Wire | 10/31/2017

… and unknown government investigations, litigation and other claims that may be made against us, (21) the impact of potential cybersecurity incidents or security breaches, (22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology , and (23) other risk factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many …

HCA Previews 2017 Third Quarter Results | Business Wire | 10/19/2017

… and unknown government investigations, litigation and other claims that may be made against us, (21) the impact of potential cybersecurity incidents or security breaches, (22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology , and (23) other risk factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many …

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Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security? | Healthcare IT News | 9/13/2019

… how healthcare providers share patient data. The Office for the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are each reviewing industry comments on their proposed rules. HHS clearly intends to … limited or restricted the compatibility or interoperability of their certified electronic health record technology,” she added. The HHS Office of Inspector General will hold health IT developers, health information exchanges and networks, and healthcare providers …

HCA Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results | Business Wire | 10/31/2017

… flooding. Also, results for the third quarter of 2017 include a negative impact to operating results related to the Texas Medicaid Waiver program of approximately $50 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. This reflects settlement … 22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology, and (23) other risk factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 …

Medicare

Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security? | Healthcare IT News | 9/13/2019

… on how healthcare providers share patient data. The Office for the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are each reviewing industry comments on their proposed rules. HHS clearly intends … limited or restricted the compatibility or interoperability of their certified electronic health record technology,” she added. The HHS Office of Inspector General will hold health IT developers, health information exchanges and networks, and healthcare providers …

2019 MIPS Exception Application Period Announced | 9/11/2019

Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) included a new opportunity for small practices to waive participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category. This exception is available, again, in 2019. The Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception, previously known as Meaningful Use, performance category grades physicians on their “electronic exchange of health information using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).” CMS is offering clinicians who cannot meet …

Electronic Health Records

SafelyYou and Integrated Health Systems Join Forces to Streamline Technology Installations and Enhance Customer Experience in Senior Living Communities | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

… possible customer experience. By partnering with SafelyYou, Integrated Health Systems will now be able to offer its senior living customers with fall detection services in addition to its suite of services, which include electronic health record technology, cloud-based desktop hosting, and technology device monitoring and management. “ Our goal is to meet the IT needs of the long-term and post-acute care industry by providing lower-cost solutions, high …

NextGen® Ambulatory EHR 5.9 Earns 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC | Business Wire | 11/14/2017

… LLC, an authorized certification body (ACB). This stamp of approval designates that NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5.9 is 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) and offers the functionality for eligible providers and hospitals to … Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward …

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HCA Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Guidance | Business Wire | 1/28/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. Key fourth quarter metrics (all percentage changes compare 4Q 2019 to 4Q 2018 unless … 22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and the impact of interoperability requirements, (23) the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, or similar events beyond …

HCA Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Guidance | Business Wire | 1/28/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2020– HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release … 22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and the impact of interoperability requirements, (23) the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, or similar events beyond …

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HCA Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Guidance | Business Wire | 1/28/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. Key fourth quarter metrics (all percentage changes compare 4Q 2019 to 4Q 2018 unless … 22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and the impact of interoperability requirements, (23) the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, or similar events beyond …

HCA Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Guidance | Business Wire | 1/28/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2020– HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release … 22) our ongoing ability to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and the impact of interoperability requirements, (23) the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, or similar events beyond …