ONC releases its patient safety and surveillance plan which provides guidance on the reporting and tracking of patient safety issues. Issues addressed include a requirement for certification bodies to confirm functionality of certain capabilities in the field and for MU and certification standards to include more patient-related objectives.
Through the end of May CMS had paid $15.1 billion in EHR incentives since the program’s January 2011 inception. That includes almost $6.2 billion paid to EPs.
Piedmont Orthopaedic Associates (SC) selects SRS EHR.
Nine medical clinics affiliated with San Francisco General Hospital reduced average wait times for an initial consultative visit from an average of 112 days to 49 days after implementing an electronic referral system. In a New England Journal of Medicine commentary piece, the physician-authors contend that referral and consultation systems that link PCPs and specialists, such as their homegrown eReferral program, have the potential to improve the care of individuals and populations and lower costs.
EHR, PM, and RCM provider MTBC acquires Metro Medical Management Services, a New York City-based RCM company.
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