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  • Cancer Practice to Pay $26M for False Meaningful Use Attestations

    December 14, 2017 - 21st Century Oncology reached a settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that the healthcare organization submitted false or inflated meaningful use attestations. The $26 million settlement will also resolve separate allegations that the provider violated the False Claims Act by submitting or enabling the submission of claims that involved kickbacks for physician referrals....

  • Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

    December 13, 2017 - EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no surprise healthcare providers and hospital leadership want to keep tabs on the vendors landing the biggest contracts, and the problems that occasionally...

  • VA Spent Over $1.1B on Homegrown EHR Modernization Efforts

    December 11, 2017 - A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed VA spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contracts to modernize its homegrown EHR system from 2011 to 2016. In the report detailing the tumultuous and costly history of VA’s EHR modernization efforts, GAO found the federal agency spent the more than $1.1 billion developing, implementing, and contracting assistance for...

  • KLAS Report Names Top 3 Best Practices for EHR Optimization

    December 11, 2017 - KLAS recently published a list of best practices for EHR optimization to reduce provider burden as part of a study conducted through its Arch Collaborative initiative. “The Arch Collaborative, in an effort to stem the tide of EMR-related clinician burnout, brings together organizations from community facilities to large IDNs under a standardized user-satisfaction survey,” stated...


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AMIA, Pew Charitable Trust Advocate for EHR Reporting Program

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a joint letter to congressional appropriators requesting they ensure ONC has adequate funding to implement the EHR reporting program. In the...

ONC, CMMI Institute Release Patient Data Quality Framework

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Institute recently announced its Patient Demographic Data Quality (PDDQ) framework is now publically available to help healthcare organizations reduce patient matching errors. Developed in partnership...

Cerner Protests $62M Epic EHR Implementation at UI Medical Center

Cerner recently filed a protest against the $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center, claiming the bidding process was unfair and potentially influenced by a conflict of interest....

Standardizing Adverse Drug Reaction Data in EHR Documentation

A new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) provides a means for improving EHR documentation of adverse drug reactions. “Well-developed documentation standards for EHR systems exist in some...

Cancer Practice to Pay $26M for False Meaningful Use Attestations

21st Century Oncology reached a settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that the healthcare organization submitted false or inflated meaningful use attestations. The $26 million settlement will also resolve separate allegations...

AHA Simplifies MACRA Reporting Requirements for PAC Providers

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released a suite of resources geared toward helping post-acute care (PAC) providers fulfill MACRA reporting requirements under the value-based care system. “MACRA represents a major shift...

CMS Approves ASCP for Qualified Clinical Data Registry Status

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently announced its National Pathology Quality Registry (NPQR) is now a CMS-approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) status for 2018. Achieving QCDR status means NPQR now offers a...

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