No-Cost Extension (NCE) Awarded to the REC
The ONC recently granted a no-cost extension (NCE) award to the Regional Extension Center (REC). This extension allows statewide agents and the REC to continue assisting providers with the adoption of EHR technology and the achievement of Meaningful Use. This award is particularly helpful for providers who are still struggling with Meaningful Use requirements, or are at risk of receiving payment adjustment penalties in 2015.
When Hospitals Share Patient Records, Emergency Patients Benefit, Study Suggests
As hospitals and doctors’ offices across the country race to join online systems that let them share medical information securely, a new study from the University of Michigan suggests that these systems may already be helping cut unnecessary care. Read more.
2014 Policy Committee Call for Nominations – Due Jan 15
The NYeC Board of Directors Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for membership in the 2014 Policy Committee. To ensure accountability and trust in the implementation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), NYeC and the New York State Department of Health have established a governance structure that enables stakeholder input and transparency. Read more.
EHR Use Boosts Diabetes Care, Federally Funded Project Finds
Electronic health record use can help improve the health and care coordination of patients with diabetes, according to a federally funded study by the Western New York Beacon Community, the Buffalo News reports (Watson, Buffalo News, 12/12). Read more.
Inaugural NY Digital Health Accelerator Class Member Cureatr Nabs $5.7M to Bring Secure Group Messaging to Doctors
The New York-based startup provides a secure group messaging solution for doctors, which is fully HIPAA compliant, meaning it protects the privacy of patients’ most sensitive health information. Cureatr’s technology syncs with physicians’ devices, including mobile devices and pagers, and integrates with existing scheduling software and health directories. Read more.