Ambulatory Care

In Manhattan, One Radiology Group Pushes Ahead on Meaningful Use

October 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As the meaningful use process evolves forward, many radiology group leaders continue to face questions around MU in the radiological context. But East River Medical Imaging in Manhattan is pushing ahead anyway.

Mercy Health of Cincinnati Awarded with Stage 7 and Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards

October 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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HIMSS Analytics has awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with Stage 7 Awards, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.

Federal HIT Committees OK Public API Recommendations to ONC

October 15, 2014     David Raths
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An Oct. 15 joint Health IT Policy/Standards Committee meeting approved a set of task force recommendations that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services focus effort on a public API (application...

JASON Task Force: Narrow Scope of MU Stage 3 to Interoperability

October 1, 2014     David Raths
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A task force is preparing recommendations for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT suggesting that in order to place a greater emphasis on interoperability, the scope of meaningful use Stage 3 should be significantly narrowed.

Stage 2 Attestations: Mount Carmel Vaults Over the MU Bar

September 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 2 of a two-part series profiling healthcare organizations that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use, Mount Carmel’s chief clinical information officer discusses how the organization is moving to an integrated care delivery model.

Congresswoman's Bill Would Provide 90-Day Reporting for Stage 2

September 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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In the thick of "National Health IT Week," Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) won a lot of friends in the health IT industry with a proposed bill that would allow providers to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use using any 90-day reporting period in...

NwHIN Power Team: Focus on ‘Least-Regret’ Activities for Stage 3 Query Standards

September 10, 2014     David Raths
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In a presentation to the Sept. 10 meeting of the federal Health IT Standards Committee, one of its subcommittees recommended that if 2017 EHR certification requirements are going to include query capabilities, they should be functional in nature rather than...

Challenges for Population Health: A Clinical and Technology Approach

September 10, 2014     Dave Levin, M.D. and Pete Rivera
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Now with Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care we are seeing a shift in how we view this information. Data is now a valuable asset to be used as a patient health tool, not just for payment and operations.

Despite Meaningful Use Misgivings, Ambulatory Providers Marching Toward EHR Adoption

September 4, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Two recently released research reports reveal that while the ambulatory market is marching toward universal adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems, most do not believe that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care.

Mass. Public Health and HIE: MU and Beyond

August 20, 2014     David Raths
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One of the strongest use cases for statewide health information exchanges involves easing reporting to public health agencies. The HIE can provide a single conduit for providers to meet many reporting obligations. In Massachusetts, progress is underway on...

EHR Vendors to ONC: Don’t Push FHIR into Stage 3 MU

August 5, 2014     David Raths
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Representatives from electronic health record vendors told an ONC panel listening session Aug. 5 that meaningful use Stage 3 is too soon to switch gears from the consolidated clinical document architecture (C-CDA) to an approach focused on discrete data...

GaHIN Connection to National eHealth Exchange Paves the Way for State-to-State Exchange of Health Information

July 24, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to exchange patient health information, today announced its “go live” status with the eHealth...
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