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Clinicians who deal with the unique needs of transgender patients should use electronic health records differently than they do for non-transgendered patients, according to a recent perspective piece by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) EHR Workgroup published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association . read more

Today’s EHR and HIT News includes an update from Modernizing Medicine , on their membership into the HIMSS EHR Association. Additionally, athenahealth has announced that they’ll be participating in the Baird 2013 Growth Stock Conference next month in Chicago.  There is also partnership news from Nightingale Preventive Care and HealthFusion where Nightingale medical providers will use HealthFusion’s products while treating patients in Kmart Modernizing Medicine Is Unanimously Voted In as a Member of the Exclusive HIMSS EHR Association Modernizing Medicine, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant ® (EMA™), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system, today announced that it has been unanimously voted in as a member of the exclusive HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association, a trade association of EHR companies addressing national efforts to create interoperable EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings. “We welcome Modernizing Medicine to the team and look forward to working with them,” said Mickey McGlynn, EHR Association Chair and Senior Director of Strategy and Operations for Siemens Healthcare. ”Every new member brings fresh perspectives and energy to the work we do in representing the industry and our customers on a variety of impactful issues.” Members of the EHR Association work together to accelerate health IT (HIT) adoption, advance interoperability and provide education to all healthcare industry stakeholders including standards organizations and policymakers. Members share the belief that widespread EHR adoption will help improve the quality of patient care and the productivity of the US healthcare system

The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society’s (HIMSS) EHR Association, a non-profit trade group, has expressed its discontent with a portion of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) 2014 Budget that would implement a user fee for vendors that would get their products certified Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health IT Certification Program. The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society’s (HIMSS) EHR Association, a non-profit trade group, has expressed its discontent with a portion of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) 2014 Budget that would implement a user fee for vendors that would get their products certified Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health IT Certification Program. read more

Citing the crush of an increasing workload and dwindling government funding, the Office of the National Coordinator has proposed a health IT user fee that would be imposed on health IT vendors who certify their products through the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The HIMSS EHR Association opposes ONC’s proposal

According to a press release from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Medicare beneficiaries in 97 counties, across 36 states and territories, will lose telemedicine benefits because of the updated federal delineations of Standards Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs). The SMSAs are federal urban/rural categorizations which, the ATA says, revokes the option for Medicare recipients to receive healthcare services via videoconferencing. According to a press release from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Medicare beneficiaries in 97 counties, across 36 states and territories, will lose telemedicine benefits because of the updated federal delineations of Standards Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs). The SMSAs are federal urban/rural categorizations which, the ATA says, revokes the option for Medicare recipients to receive healthcare services via videoconferencing. read more

Electronic health records can be helpful tools for identifying phenotypes for genetic and other research, according to a new study published in the  Journal of the American Informatics Association .

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced its support for the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013, which it says would address critical data related operational problems to the Medicare Recovery Audit program. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced its support for the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013, which it says would address critical data related operational problems to the Medicare Recovery Audit program. read more

Health information exchanges, as currently constructed, are an “inefficient” means of sharing healthcare data due to interoperability issues, according to a commentary published recently in the  Journal of the American Medical Association . read more

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