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 - Female Physician

The main goal of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which invested $30 billion into the EHR Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program, was improving quality of care. However, a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found “no association” between EHR meaningful users and quality of care provided.

 - New Jersey State House

New Jersey is investing $1.57 million into the development of a new health information network.

 - CMS to Mount End-to-end ICD-10 Testing for Some Providers

Language in the last minute SGR patch, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, mandated that ICD-10 be delayed for at least a year but did not specify an exact timeline.

 - telemonitor

Providers who integrate remote care management (RCM) strategies into their post-discharge protocols will be well positioned as reimbursement transitions from fee for service to value based, an executive wrote April 4 in the Health Affairs blog. His hospital reduced congestive heart failure 30-day readmissions by 4 percent using RCM technology.

 - EHR Round Up

EHR customer satisfaction across the primary care physician sector has improved by leaps and bounds compared to six years ago.