Regulatory News

Parrish Medical Center Receives Integrated Care Certification from Joint Commission

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Parrish Medical Center (Titusville, FL) was recently awarded an “Integrated Care Certification” from the Joint Commission. The designation is given to healthcare organizations that have successfully improved outcomes through enhanced integration and the coordination of patient care.


U.S. News & World Report Discusses the Current State of Paperless Systems

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A recent article published by U.S. News & World Report discusses the ongoing transition in healthcare IT to paperless systems. Helen Waters, vice president of sales and marketing at MEDITECH, and Randy McCleese, CIO of St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Morehead, KY) commented on the challenges.


FDA Examines How Social Media Could Make Medications Safer

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now investigating possible uses for social media in assessing product safety.


Meaningful Use Stage 3 Final Rule and Interoperability Roadmap Released

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Two key rulings were announced this week by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).


The ICD-10 Transition is Finally Here

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Today, the country will finally transition to the ICD-10 code set — the newest version of the international system for recording diseases, injuries, and other conditions. 


NAHC Praises Congress for Letter to CMS Opposing Proposed Payment Modifications

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) praised a number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives for sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the government regulatory agency to withdraw its proposed case mix cuts and value-based purchasing penalties.

 


Improve Care and Population Health Outcomes with Social, Behavioral Data

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The American Academy of Nursing released a new policy brief advising vendors, health systems, and funders about the benefits of integrating behavioral and socioeconomic data into the EHR.

 


Clinical Decision Support Key to Meaningful Use Stage 3

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Stage 3 Meaningful Use standards may still be up in the air, but clinical decision support (CDS) seems likely to be one of the most important components.


Industry Leaders Discuss Interoperability Challenges

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Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health IT, and Jitin Asnaani, executive director of Commonwell, recently discussed data sharing advancements at eHealth Initiative's iThrive Innovation Challenge, and called for more standardization to accelerate interoperability initiatives.


MEDITECH 6.15 Web Ambulatory EHR Receives ONC Health IT Certification

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We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Edition Complete Certification of MEDITECH’s 6.15 Web Ambulatory EHR v6.15 from the Drummond Group, an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). 


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