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

Despite Deadline Extension, AMA Still Has MU Concerns

February 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it supports Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’ decision to extend the deadline for eligible providers to attest to meaningful use, but concerns still remain.

CMS Pushes Back Deadline for Medicare EHR Incentive Program

February 25, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving Medicare-eligible professionals a few extra weeks to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

Informatics Expert on Interoperability: “We’re in the Dark Ages”

February 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Compared to other sectors, healthcare interoperability is certainly immature. One informatics expert and professor of clinical radiology says that the industry only has itself to blame.

Washington Debrief: CMS Seeks Input on Primary Care Innovations

February 23, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) asking for input on how to test new models of advanced primary care. The deadline for comment is March 16, 2015. The RFI includes questions specific to how...

Steering the Healthcare Ship: A Call to the Logical, Not the Loud

February 20, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Last week at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Miami, Fla., one CMIO compared the shifting healthcare landscape to a massive ship that needs a major push to be steered in another direction.

Halamka: Expect Argonaut Deliverables by May

February 19, 2015     David Raths
During a Feb. 19 webinar presentation sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, John Halamka, M.D., Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, gave an update...

Washington Debrief: President Signs Executive Order for Unity in Cybersecurity

February 17, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy and Leslie Krigstein, Director of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
President Obama, last Friday, signed an executive order to promote more information sharing about cyberthreats – both within the private sector and between the government and private sector.

Michigan REC Helps 3,700 Docs Achieve MU

February 13, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA), Michigan’s regional extension center (REC), has reached its original grant-funded goal of helping 3,724 eligible professionals attest to meaningful use.

MU Health Care Gives Patients Access to Online Physician Notes

February 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
University of Missouri Health Care has announced that it is now giving its patients access to view outpatient visit notes through its patient portal.

Is the AMA Right in Calling Meaningful Use “Still Broken”?

February 11, 2015     Mark Hagland
The AMA comes out to decry low eligible-professional attestation rates so far under Stage 2 of meaningful use—but could the use of hyperbolic language end up being counter-productive?

AMA Notes Low “EP” Stage 2 MU Attestation Rate, Calls MU “Still Broken”

February 11, 2015     Mark Hagland
Following the recent revelation of relatively low rates of Stage 2 meaningful use attestation on the part of eligible providers, the AMA on Feb. 11 released a public statement decrying core elements of the meaningful use program

Washington Debrief: Examining the Latest Meaningful Use Announcement

February 9, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy and Leslie Krigstein, Director of Congressional Affairs
In light of the latest Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement concerning meaningful use, CHIME’s Public Policy team will host a webinar on Feb 12, 2015 at noon ET. The webinar will also provide an outlook for major policy drivers in...