CMS Doing Little to Address Electronic Health Records Vulnerabilities, OIG Says

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and its contractors have done little to address vulnerabilities in electronic health records, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.

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Isotope Production Alternatives Aim to Meet North American Demand

With the world’s major producing reactors shutting down regularly or facing decommission, some enterprising solutions to medical isotope production are jockeying to pick up the slack in North America, according to a review published Dec. 11, 2013, inNature.

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Meaningful-use Deadline Pushed Back One Year

The CMS is giving providers another year to show they’ve met the Stage 2 criteria of the federal government’s incentive program to encourage the adoption and meaningful-use of electronic health records. That means the start of the next phase will be pushed back a year.

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Associations Weigh In On MU [Meaningful Use] Timeline Change

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) major announcement of a one-year extension for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 got industry stakeholders talking. While there is added flexibility down the road, there remains no immediate relief as Stage 2 rolls out—leaving many in the field to question, is it enough?

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