Category Archives: EHR

HHS Secretary Tom Price Stresses Burdens of Health Care IT

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price spoke about the future of innovation in health care IT during his opening remarks at Health Datapalooza 2017. “People, patients, and partnerships” are going to be the driving forces behind the Trump Administration’s work in health care IT. Secretary Price commented on reducing the burden of… Read More »

Don’t Forget: March 11 Deadline for Meaningful Use Attestation Approaching

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have shifted their deadline for Meaningful Use (MU) attestation from the previous February 29 date to Friday, March 11, 2016. This most recent shift in deadline was made so that practices could attest to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, formerly PQRI), which has a deadline that… Read More »

Why Isn’t An EHR As Simple As A Smartphone?

The world’s first commercially sold mobile phone was a 28-ounce, $3,395 Motorola phone, the DynaTAC 8000X, launched in 1983. That’s around $9,000 in today’s money, and more than six times heavier than recently released iPhone 6 which costs as little as $200. The difference of features between the two phones is beyond unbelievable; an undeniable… Read More »