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HITArkansas presentation on "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" posted

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:14:00 GMT

Did you miss the July 17 webinar: "HITArkansas Panel Discussion: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking"?

HITArkansas panelists discussed the notice of proposed rulemaking, as well as provider concerns about the notice.

Watch a video of the presentation here: http://youtu.be/tMf6dmqlUv8

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HHS launches challenge to improve hypertension through health IT

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:47:00 GMT

In an effort to help clinical practices use health information technology (health IT) like electronic health records (EHRs) to reduce high blood pressure, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched a new challenge asking health care professionals and other caregivers to submit the tools they use to improve patient care.

The EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge, launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), is part of Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Million Hearts brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

Learn More about Changes in the Vital Signs Core Objective in 2014

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:35:00 GMT

Did you know that the vital signs objective is different in 2014? This year there was an increase in patient age limit for recording blood pressure to age 3 and a removal of age limit requirement for height and weight for the Stage 1 objective. These changes mirror the requirements for the objective in Stage 2.

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