"EHR" Posts

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Health IT helping to fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic

Jennifer Frazier | November 14, 2013

Connecting for Impact: Integrating Health IT and PDMPs to improve patient care and fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic
ONC pilot projects prove that health IT can improve clinicians’ access to important clinical resources like Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), which are data sources doctors and other providers can use to help fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Certified Health IT Product List Enhancements for Fall 2013

Carol Bean | November 6, 2013

ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) is the place where one can find the complete list of the health IT products that have been certified by ONC’s authorized certification bodies and accredited testing labs (ACBs and ATLs).
During of the recent government shutdown, we were not able to process or post new products on the site.  This meant that access to site, product lookup, CMS EHR Cert ID generation, and other automated functions continued to work,

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EHR Certification Criteria for SNOMED CT will help doctors transition to ICD-10

Amy Helwig, M.D., M.S. | October 29, 2013

As the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 gets underway, now is a good time to take a closer look at some of the ways the transition to ICD-10 will support better health care across the nation. One piece of the ONC 2014 Standards and Certification regulation that deserves a closer look is the requirement that certified electronic health record (EHR) technology use the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) to represent patient problems,

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