Posted on November 4th, 2009 No comments
Physicians have limited knowledge of the American Recovery and Reinvestment provisions, according to a recent online survey of 1,001 physicians, and they are still reluctant to adopt information technology. Ingenix, a healthcare IT company and consulting firm, is under the umbrella of UnitedHealth Group, conducted the survey.
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Physicians still worried about EHRs disrupting work
Posted on November 2nd, 2009 No comments
HHS has pleased some, infuriated others and — along the way — stepped into a congressional buzz saw with the imaginative interpretation of statutory language it wrote into an administrative rule last month to flesh out the federal data breach notification provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Breach rule ‘not consistent with congressional intent’
Posted on October 9th, 2009 No comments
Perot Systems has joined forces with two medical associations to help push electronic health records at more than 70 planned Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers around the country. The American Medical Group Association and the Medical Group Management Association will help the Plano, Texas-based healthcare IT vendor develop EHR-related training and implementation services for the centers, which were created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
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Perot, Mgma, Amga join forces to help HIT extension centers
Posted on June 7th, 2009 No comments
Clinical decision support (CDS) is one of the most important vehicles, not only for qualifying for the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) but also for using electronic health records to improve care, said Jonathan Teich, MD, CMIO for Elsevier. In his HIMSS
Posted on June 1st, 2009 No comments
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has published on its Web site the criteria and test scripts developed during 2009, along with a newly developed “Concise Guide to CCHIT Criteria.” The guide maps the criteria to the characteristics of a qualified electronic health record as specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and highlights the 2009 criteria changes. The commission is also planning to transition its certification program timelines to adapt to the new requirements of ARRA.
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Cchit at work on new timelines, new programs
Posted on May 14th, 2009 No comments
A group of well-known healthcare IT vendors on Thursday launched a joint effort to educate physicians across the country on the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.