Access to records. Patients have the right to receive a copy of their electronic records. ... notification. This means that practice management systems, electronic health records and e-prescribing vendors, clearinghouses, and patient safety organizations
How can a practice be penalized and receive incentive payments for electronic prescribing at the same time? ... program, the HITECH Act of 2009, created financial incentives to encourage adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs).
Finally, this issue also takes a look at the practical aspects of reorganizing your practice to encompass alternate methods of health care delivery. ... Stacey Butterfield interviews Farzad Mostashari, MD, the U.S. government's new national coordinator
7. We have called on CMS to make better adjustments for differences in the complexity, health status, and socioeconomic characteristics of patients being seen in a particular practice. ... 9. We are working with CMS, EHR vendors, and standard-setting
Many have begun requiring that clinicians gain proficiency in electronic health records (EHRs) in order to provide clinical care. ... For busy clinicians, culling electronic records for information may be more an issue of necessity and time than of
From staff resistance to technology glitches, adopting electronic health records can be a frustrating proposition.
The government got serious this summer about pushing doctors toward using electronic health records (EHRs). ... Recognizing red flags and asking questions during a primary care visit can be the key to uncovering PTSD in patients who are often reluctant
Primary care physicians looking for more information on meaningful use of electronic health records should read the perspective of David Blumenthal, FACP, the White House's national coordinator for health information
This MIPS quality reporting program replaces the 3 existing Medicare quality reporting programs—the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Meaningful Use (MU) of electronic health records (EHRs), and the Medicare ... A patient-centered medical home
health care system, obstacles that stand in the way of improvements, and proposed solutions. ... We advocated for changes to make electronic health records more functional, more useful, and less burdensome, including improvements in the government's