Ambulatory Care

Colorado's Health Technology REC Program Reaches EHR Goals

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced today that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use...

AMIA Panels Offer Mixed Messages on Stage 3 MU

November 17, 2014     David Raths
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At the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium, talk about Stage 3 of meaningful use reveals tensions among members about what the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should do.

AMA to CMS: Suspend Meaningful Use Penalties

November 11, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The American Medical Association (AMA) delegates are calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to suspend penalties for failure to meet meaningful use.

Study: Better Verbal, Written Communication During Provider Handoffs Reduces Medical Errors

November 6, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A recent study from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital indicates that improvements in verbal and written communications during handoffs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent.

Associations Say Low Stage 2 Attestation Rates Prove Their Point

November 4, 2014     David Raths
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Noting that fewer than 17 percent of the nation's hospitals have demonstrated Stage 2 capabilities, several associations renewed their call for CMS to shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period in 2015.

Hiring Leaders that Quickly get Distracted with New Opportunities…Squirrel!

November 4, 2014     Pete Rivera
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Navigating the political waters is an essential trait of leadership. But too often we reach out to the recruitment pool and pluck someone that is eager to leave their job for greener ($$$) pastures.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Board Chair-Elect Chuck Christian on the Meaningful Use Journey

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Chuck Christian, CIO at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, and board chair-elect of CHIME, discusses meaningful use—his own organization’s journey, and that of the industry as a whole

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.
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