Less than a decade ago, nine out of ten doctors in the U.S. updated their patients’ records by hand and stored them in color-coded files. By the end of 2017, approximately 90% of office-based physicians nationwide will be using electronic health records (EHRs). Health records...Continue
If you’re planning on attending the HIMSS 2017 annual conference, then you already know how challenging it can be to prioritize where to spend your time and which booths to visit in the expansive exhibit hall. If you’re part of the 40% of attendees who...Continue
In the United States, routinely recommended vaccinations for influenza (flu), pneumococcal, tetanus, and shingles are cost-effective treatments that can be used to prevent high-incidence conditions that widely affect older adults. The immunizations are widely available in ambulatory care and community settings, and are covered by...Continue
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced extensions to: (1) the deadline for submitting data using the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) EHR reporting mechanism; and (2) the attestation deadline for the 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use).