The New York State Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act established a real-time database which tracks controlled substance prescriptions issued by every doctor in the state of New York, with certain exceptions. This database allows doctors and pharmacists to have access and to keep...Continue
CMS has amended Meaningful Use Stage 2 for the 2015 reporting period and beyond. Practices that are reporting for Stage 2 in 2015 will now report on the reduced Stage 2 objectives based on the new CMS requirements.
The notion that Electronic Health Record (EHR) data is somehow “safer” when it is backed up locally is something raised in conversation from time to time. Is this really true? What kinds of assumptions lie behind such a question?
After ongoing feedback from medical providers, professional medical associations, and Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released changes to the Meaningful Use program on October 16, 2015. These changes take effect starting 2015 and continue through 2017. The intended aim of this...Continue
This week marks the start of National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the CDC estimates manufacturers will distribute more flu vaccines in the U.S. in 2015 than ever before – a projected 171 million to 179 million doses this year. Each year, millions of people get...Continue