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ACOs increasing their use of EHRs, CMS says

Electronic health records are increasingly becoming an integral part of Medicare's accountable care organizations, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2014 quality and financial performance results.

Task force summarizes barriers, mulls recommendations to improve EHR data sharing

Patient care coordination is the "key driver" to data sharing, but there are challenges accomplishing that goal, according to the Health IT Policy Committee's task force on clinical, technical, organizational and financial barriers to interoperability. In its Aug. 25 meeting, the task force summarized information from hearings held earlier in the month regarding obstacles to electronic health record interoperability.

DoD, VA must be accountable for interoperability failures

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ABA Health Law Section: Precision medicine may benefit from health IT models

The White House Precision Medicine Initiative might do well to borrow some of the concepts already in use in health information exchange and health IT, according to comments released by the American Bar Association's Health Law Section on the proposed privacy and trust principles issued by the Precision Medicine Initiative Interagency Working Group.

ONC task force completes discussions on interoperability standards advisory

The Health IT Standards Committee Advisory Task Force has held the last of its meetings to discuss the public comments received about the Office of the National Coordinator's 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory.

Hospital EHR adoption grows, but other care settings still lack ability to receive data

While exchange of data between hospitals and outside providers is increasing, the industry still faces many barriers when it comes to interoperability.

Metrics, goals needed to keep VA-DoD interoperability on track

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have not met a key deadline in their quest for interoperability between their electronic health record systems, and need outcome-oriented metrics and goals to gauge their progress, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

EHR costs outweigh benefits, analysis finds

Electronic health records have potential, but their benefits won't be achieved without significant upfront costs by providers, patients and the federal government, according to a new analysis from the American Action Forum, a nonprofit think tank.

Final IPPS rule adjusts Meaningful Use program requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final 2016 inpatient and long-term care hospital policy and payment rule modifies the Meaningful Use program to encourage electronic submission of clinical quality measures and to further align it with other rules and programs.

DHMSM aftermath: Sorting out the winners and losers

The triumph of Cerner's team for the Pentagon's highly coveted electronic health record contract had as much to do with the Kansas City, Missouri, company's perceived strength on the interoperability front and its government experience as it did with rival Epic's inability to "play nice" with other systems, according to industry analysts.