Why Electronic Health Records Matter
For as long as we can remember, modern medicine has operated without a complete picture of the patient. Doctors rely on their own records to understand a person’s health history, but records compiled during patient visits to other health care settings may not be readily available, leaving the treating physician without essential knowledge to guide the patient’s care.
CMS Announcement: EHR Incentive Program Extended
CMS is extending the deadline for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year from 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2014.
Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues Report Release
The Institute of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of the report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. The public briefing included statements by the committee co-chairs highlighting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report, as well as a discussion with committee members.
SHIN-NY Policy Standards for Proposed SHIN-NY Regulation
Acting New York State Health Commissioner Provides a Briefing on HIE
New York State Acting Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker joined HEALTHeLINK to provide an update to media, elected officials and leaders of the local healthcare community on the state of HIE both in Western New York and across New York State with the SHIN-NY. Read more.