The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law with bipartisan support on April 16, 2015 and is starting January 1, 2017. The law does many things but most importantly it establishes new ways to pay physicians for caring for Medicare beneficiaries. The law also includes new funding for technical assistance to … Continue reading What is the MACRA Quality Payment Program?
Lieff Cabraser is investigating widespread complaints about eClinicalWorks, which describes itself as “the leading cloud-based Electronic Health Records vendor” in the United States. Customers of eClinicalWorks – which include hospitals, doctors, health groups, and other medical providers – claim that eClinicalWorks breached contracts and warranties with them and engaged in unfair and deceptive practices with … Continue reading eClinicalWorks Breach of Contract and Fraud Complaints
Newer technologies in healthcare are generating vast amounts of data. This data has to be captured, stored, curated and analyzed continuously which has posed unique challenges for healthcare providers. This problem will be compounded with digitization, the Internet of Things and newer sensors. Big data can come to the rescue of healthcare providers in effectively … Continue reading Effectively using big data in healthcare | Information Management
The Erie County Medical Center, a 550-bed hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., has been hit by a computer virus and in response has shut down the facility’s email, electronic health record system and website as a precautionary measure. ECMC’s Terrace View long-term care facility has also been affected.
A virus was detected early Sunday morning at ECMC, which is the primary teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo, according to Peter Cutler, vice president of communications and external affairs.
In accordance with organizational protocols, Cutler says that the hospital’s IT team “shut our system down” and that as of Tuesday afternoon, he said it remained out of commission.
“The electronic health record system is not running but it has not been affected as far as we can tell,” he adds. Based on an assessment of its EHR, Cutler contends that “at this stage, we’ve not detected that there’s been any compromise…
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The Erie County Medical Center, a 550-bed hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., has been hit by a computer virus and in response has shut down the facility’s email, electronic health record system and website as a precautionary measure. ECMC’s Terrace View long-term care facility has also been affected. A virus was detected early Sunday morning at … Continue reading Virus takes down systems at Erie County Medical Center | Health Data Management
Medscripts Inc. and Azalea Health’s mission is to make our technology accessible at all levels, especially where it’s needed most. Azalea Health’s certified EHR with integrated Practice Management, Telehealth, RCM and billing services is the heart and hub of community and rural health systems and clinics. With Azalea’s easy-to-use, comprehensive clinical and financial solution, you … Continue reading Rural Health Clinics – EHR – RCM – Billing Software – Azalea Health with Medscripts Inc.
It's time for all those involved in the healthcare industry to reevaluate and reduce the administrative task burden placed on clinicians, according to policy recommendations from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The position paper, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, offered a framework to free physicians from the daily churn of prior … Continue reading Stop Saddling Docs With Administrative Tasks
Achieving meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is paramount for healthcare organizations and providers seeking both to improve the quality of care and satisfy federal requirements. The recent release of Stage 2 meaningful use final rules has intensified the focus on health information exchange (HIE), leading many hospital administrators and CIOs to champion utilization … Continue reading Meaningful Use Preserving the Health Story, Providing Structure for The EHR
In a world of personalized experiences, from our Facebook feeds to our shopping recommendations, technology still hasn’t perfected personalized healthcare. Increasingly precise analytics, paired with domain experts, offer the best chance to make exponential progress in improving care and bending cost growth. Patients have tried to take healthcare into their own hands with on-demand doctor … Continue reading Why analytics alone won’t bend healthcare’s cost curve | Health Data Management
In my first job as a high school student I had a great boss. He taught me that it is better to do things right the first time than have do it over. I am reminded of this often in my career as a document management professional. For the last 16 years I have heard … Continue reading Doing it right the first time.