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CMS, ONC release proposed rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have issued their proposed rules outlining the requirements for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use incentive program.

WEDI: Blue Button awareness improving 'slowly'

The Blue Button initiative is beginning to catch on, according to the latest survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

Meaningful Use barriers remain for behavioral health providers

Behavioral health providers continue to lag behind others in the industry when it comes to adoption of electronic health records, despite advocacy groups pushing for their inclusion in programs like Meaningful Use.

Clarion call for EHR change hard to ignore

It's not often that the week's EHR news, appearing to be about different topics, really are variations of the same theme. Just look...

ONC strategic plan raises diverse concerns

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's draft strategic plan for 2015-2020 has not been met with open arms, garnering a large number of wide ranging comments about the agency, its goals and the overall direction of health IT.

Are EHR vendors holding patient data hostage?

To spur data exchange, the government should consider letting market forces work to spur electronic health record vendors to lower their prices, according to a blog post from Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.

VA, Cleveland Clinic team up to share vets' electronic health records

The Cleveland Clinic and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined forces to share electronic data in order to provide more coordinated care for veterans.

Surescripts releases new resources on e-prescribing controlled substances

Health information network giant Surescripts has published new tools to help prescribers learn more about the electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

VA, DoD must pick up the pace of interoperability

The pressure is mounting on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense to share health records electronically--if only the agencies will take the hint. Not one, but two reports were issued last week decrying that the lack of interoperability is a serious problem for this country.

Epic to launch app store

Verona, Wisconsin-based electronic health record vendor Epic Systems is about to venture into new territory, readying to launch an app store that would enable third-party companies to create and sell apps that would work with its own EHRs.