Latest Round Of Health IT Regs Will Be Topic Of Capitol Hill Hearing
The House hearing is planned in order to give lawmakers a chance to review a proposed rulemaking regarding incentives for so-called "meaningful use" of health information technology.
CQ HealthBeat: Next Stage Of Meaningful Use Regulations Drawing Hill Scrutiny
Consumer advocates are giving good marks to the latest round of federal rules designed to spur the use of information technology to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. Hospitals and vendors? Not so much — but each for different reasons. For their part, lawmakers haven't had much so to say so far, but at least one House committee may hold a hearing later this month to review the rulemaking program, which aims to promote the "meaningful use" of health IT by paying providers who employ the technology higher Medicare and Medicaid payments and paying less to providers who don’t (Reichard, 9/4).
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The Wall Street Journal: Allscripts Looks For Turnaround
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. MDRX -0.29%has recently weathered a proxy fight and board shake-up, plus worries about its business deteriorating sharply, but the electronic medical-records firm hasn't convalesced just yet (Kamp, 9/4).