Hospitals

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Intermountain’s Probst Says It's Time to Declare MU Victory and Move On

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At the CHIME Fall Forum, being held in San Antonio, Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, shares his perspectives on the meaningful use process, and the recent departures at ONC

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

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.

Stage 2 Attestations: St. Anthony’s Medical Center Stands Tall on the MU Mountain

September 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part 1 of a two-part series profiling healthcare organizations that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use, St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s CIO explains how it was able to overcome two of the toughest Stage 2 requirements.

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.

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 Adoption on the Rise, Meeting MU Stage 2 Still a Challenge in Hospitals

August 7, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The number of hospitals that have adopted a basic or comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system has climbed steadily since 2010 but few providers can meet all of the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria, a new research study found.

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...
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