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March 30, 2015

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.

November 26, 2014

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.

September 22, 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.

August 28, 2014

SHIN-NY Policy Standards for Proposed SHIN-NY Regulation

The SHIN-NY Policy Standards documents in this section are included by reference in the proposed SHIN-NY Regulation to be posted in the State Register on September 3rd.

August 12, 2014

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.

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