Posts Tagged ‘Physician Adoption’

Checking Up on Physician Adoption of Health IT [Infographic]

The year ahead is shaping up as a critical one for physician adoption of health IT.  Starting in 2015, eligible providers are subject to Medicare reimbursement penalties if they fail to participate in the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. Then on October 1, if there are no further delays, the ICD-10 implementation deadline kicks in triggering a mandatory switchover […]

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Physician Mobile Users More Satisfied With EHR System

Even though only 26% of physicians access their EHR from a tablet or mobile device, those users are more satisfied with their EHR system, according to the new EHR UserView Survey from Software Advice. The survey polled nearly 600 physician users about their current EHR systems’ key benefits and challenges and their future healthcare IT […]

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Meaningful Use Postponement, Reassessment Are Positive Developments

On May 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allowed providers another year to remain at Stage 1 of Meaningful Use, and the 2011 edition of CEHRT may be used for 2014. In addition, 2017 was confirmed as the start date for Stage 3. For some, unlike the ICD-10 delay, this postponement, confirmation […]

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Super Size Me: Hospital Mergers Raise IT Considerations

More and more hospitals are merging. The analysts at Moody’s Investors Service recently pointed to the Accountable Care Act (ACA) as a catalyst for hospital merger activity. But even before ACA, the trend toward supersized hospitals and mega health systems was well underway. As highlighted in the NY Times, hospital mergers have more than doubled […]

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Eight “Ates” for Managing Change in Healthcare IT

In the fifth century B.C., Heraclitus said, “You cannot step into the same stream twice.” This metaphorical insight is frequently acknowledged but oft not appreciated. All things, both living and inanimate, are changing. We have no choice, as change is inevitable, but managing change is possible. Without planning and consideration, we may be swept away […]

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How the Nation Transitioned to Health IT (Infographic)

When the Health Information and Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009, the road from paper to electronic health records seemed steep - and long.  But four years later, considerable progress has been made in EHR adoption, from hospitals and facilities to physicians and pharmacists. Perhaps the greatest progression has […]

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Thoughts on ICD-10: Keep Calm and Carry On

The October 1, 2014, ICD-10 conversion deadline is 12-plus months away, so why does it feel like two minutes until midnight? Only in healthcare and government does such lead time convert to last-second, bug-eyed panic. Our anxiety will surely worsen before it improves. The months ahead will bring more hand-wringing and an increasing volume of […]

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