Meaningful Use

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One North Carolina Radiology Group’s Advancing Meaningful Use Journey

Mark Hagland
At Triad Radiology Associates in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, CIO Tom Smith is helping to lead a journey through the meaningful use process—with important lessons learned already for specialty medical group leaders

Top Stories

Top Ten Tech Trends: Closing the Gaps in Transitions of Care

January 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The movement of a patient from one setting of care to another—and the electronic documentation of that movement—is vital in accurately being able to tell the patient’s entire story, but has also become an area that providers have struggled with in terms of...

Washington Debrief: Strong Finish for MU in 2014 Doesn’t Allay 2015 Concerns

January 20, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The percentage of hospitals required to meet Stage 2 measures grows from 51 percent (2,563) in 2014 to 80 percent (3,952) in 2015. With such a large portion of the nation’s hospitals required to meet Stage 2 for the entire year, CHIME and other organizations...

Top Ten Tech Trends: Setting the Roadmap on FHIR

January 20, 2015     David Raths
Last year, HCI made the HL7 draft standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) one of our Top 10 Tech Trends to watch. This year, interoperability is the first topic of conversation wherever CIOs and CMIOs gather, and FHIR is now at the center of...

HCI’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2015: Parsing the Swirl

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
We offer you, our readers, our Top Tech Trends for 2015. Each of the ten trends has its own significance—and urgency; together, they help paint a portrait of the landscape in U.S. healthcare at a time of fundamental change and intensifying activity.

No Time For Debbie Downers: Latest MU Results Offer Something to Ponder

January 16, 2015     Mark Hagland
Some good news on Stage 2 meaningful use attestation has come at a time when good news around meaningful use has been at a premium

MU Stage 2-Eligible Hospital Attestation Rate: 77 Percent

January 13, 2015     David Raths
With one month left in the 2014 reporting period, 77 percent of hospitals eligible to attest to Stage 2 of the meaningful use program have already done so, according to figures presented at the Jan. 13, 2015, HIT Policy Committee meeting.

Flex-IT Act Reintroduced, CHIME and Others Pleased

January 13, 2015     Gabriel Perna
A piece of proposed legislation that would require the government to establish a shortened reporting period for meaningful use Stage 2 reporting in 2015 is being reintroduced.

Survey: Many Providers Charge Patients for Medical Record Access

January 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of providers charge their patients for electronic copies of their medical records, and nearly two-thirds said they charge patients for paper copies of their medical records, according to new research published by the American Health Information...

Washington Debrief: Industry Hopes Substantial MU Changes for Stage 3 Proposed Rules

January 12, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
Stage 3 proposed rules are currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – the last stop before being released for public comment. A description accompanying the rules suggest that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may...

AMA: MU, ICD-10 Most Pressing Issues for Docs in 2015

January 8, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The administrative load on physicians and competing regulatory programs—such has meaningful use and ICD-10— rank highest among the American Medical Association’s (AMA) most pressing issues for clinicians in 2015.

Poll: Majority of Docs Say They Won’t Attest to MU Stage 2 in 2015

January 8, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Fifty-five percent of physicians do not plan to attest for meaningful use Stage 2 in 2015, according to a recent poll done by Medical Practice Insider and SERMO, a social network exclusively for doctors.

Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule Sent to OMB

January 7, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has received the proposed rule for meaningful use Stage 3 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with publication in the Federal Register expected in the next six weeks.