By Elisabeth Myers & Talisha Searcy – Combatting the opioid crisis is a top priority for the US Dept of Health and Human Services and the nation. Equipping healthcare providers with easy access to data about their patients’ opioid prescriptions is one strategy to help reduce opioid misuse.Read More
By Don Rucker MD & Talisha Searcy – Today, nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted certified health IT. New data show that this momentum continues with the introduction of the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria…
By Talisha Searcy & Lana Moriarty – To help individuals manage their health, the EHR Incentive Programs called on providers to enable patients to electronically view, download, and transmit their health information.
By Seth Pazinski & Talisha Searcy – In April we asked for your input and comments on ways for us to measure how well our nation’s health care system is doing in achieving “widespread interoperability,” as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
By Seth Pazinski & Talisha Searcy – We are asking for your input on ways to measure the progress toward a future where health information is flowing between providers and patients to support a health system that provides better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
By Talisha Searcy – Since the enactment of the HITECH Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the number of health care providers using an electronic health record (EHR) has continued to rise, helping to build the foundation for an interoperable learning health system.