While physicians report that changing EHRs can improve functionality and help meet Meaningful Use requirements, many are unhappy with the switch, according to a study in Family Practice Management.
Although reports so far on Meaningful Use Stage progress appear bleak, federal health officials counter that the majority of providers eligible to attest to MU Stage 2 already have done so, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.
Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez is calling on IT companies that manufacture medical devices to put the necessary safeguards in place to protect patient data, according to MEDCITY News.
The Department of Defense has yet to choose which bidder will take on its $11 EHR billion contract, but that has not stopped IBM and Epic from beginning preparations on their collaborative effort to overhaul the system, reports FCW.
Big news on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 front: The proposed rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget and will be published in the Federal Register upon review, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.