Weekly Nephrology/Health IT News Roundup :: June 22, 2012
The federal Department of Health and Human Resources reached its year-end goal for meaningful use of electronic health records seven months early, HHS officials said this week.
On Tuesday, 82 health care providers from across the country convened at a White House Health IT Town Hall in Washington, D.C., to be recognized for their success in adopting and implementing electronic health record systems.
While a large number of California physicians have an EHR system, results from a survey prepared for the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) found that less than half have them configured to meet all 12 of the meaningful use objectives measured in the study.
Renal Physicians Association monthly video featuring Robert Blaser, Director of Public Policy, that informs nephrologists of the current issues.
A new study published in the Lancet provides new data about whether chronic kidney disease (CKD) should, like diabetes, be considered a coronary heart disease (CHD) risk equivalent.