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Can an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system help you increase your practice revenues? It has somewhat become a long debate amidst a recovering economy where insurance companies continue to squeeze reimbursements. But is your EHR system really able to help you increase revenues, decrease costs, improve patient care or any combination of these three variables […]

Criticism of the current lack of focus on interoperability of electronic health record systmes in the Meaningful Use program is “misguided,” according to Judy Murphy, deputy national coordinator for programs and policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, who spoke last week at a symposium in Philadelphia. read more

Some of the menu objectives available for Meaningful Use attestation are more popular with eligible professionals than others, according to an analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data by San Antonio, Texas-based electronic health record vendor Sevocity. read more

National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari defended a potential user fee on electronic health record vendors that was included as part of President Obama's 2014 proposed budget. read more

Medicare electronic health record incentive payments earned by eligible professionals and hospitals will be reduced due to sequestration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has confirmed read more

One of the more unique provisions of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed 2014 budget is the imposition of a new “user fee” on electronic health record vendors and developers to support ONC's certification and standardization activities. read more

Stanford University researchers touted success in using analysis of free-text notes in electronic health records for surveillance of drug interactions in near real time. read more

Three health IT prognosticators, who in 2005 foresaw widespread adoption of electronic health records, recently published their latest predictions for the health IT landscape over the next five years. read more

Yet another provider is facing unanticipated struggles with electronic health record system adoption. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is blaming additional costs and lost revenue on the 2012 implementation of its Epic EHR.

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