Meaningful Use

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Meaningful Use Problems Go Beyond Just Software, Say “Stage 2 Flexibility” Critics

Gabriel Perna
The final rule for meaningful use Stage 2 flexibility, released late on Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), is not as popular as the government probably would have liked.

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CHIME and 16 Other Healthcare IT Associations Call for “Immediate Action” to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In a letter to HSS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CHIME, AMDIS, and 15 other healthcare associations and organizations asked for an immediate adjustment to the 2015 EHR reporting period embodied in the current meaningful use requirements

Washington Debrief: Burwell Confirms HHS Commitment to Innovation

September 15, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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Appearing before the Energy & Commerce Committee’s bipartisan 21st Century Cures Initiative, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmed the Department’s commitment to work with Congress to encourage innovation within the...

Another Group Weighs in on Full-Year Reporting Requirement

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the latest advocacy group in health IT to share its displeasure with the full-year reporting requirement for Stage 2 of meaningful use.

Health IT Policy Leaders Seek Clarity: An Extended Look

September 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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As an extension of Associate Editor Rajiv Leventhal’s health IT policy piece in the September issue of Healthcare Informatics and posted online last month, legislative experts dig even deeper into the many regulatory issues weighing down the industry.

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...

Join Us: Healthcare Informatics and CHIME to Host Meaningful Use Twitter Chat

September 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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HCI is teaming with CHIME to host a “Tweet Chat” for those who want a better understanding of the meaningful use regulatory demands from the federal government.

Washington Debrief: Is Meaningful Use in Danger?

September 8, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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More groups weighed-in on the new meaningful use (MU) rule, allowing providers to meet MU through alternative pathways in 2014. Concerns mount over full-year EHR reporting period coming Oct. 1, 2014.

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.

ONC Policy Committee Questions JASON Report

September 4, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Members of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Health IT Policy Committee dismissed many of the findings of the JASON report, saying it used old data to reach its conclusions.

Meaningful Use Problems Go Beyond Just Software, Say “Stage 2 Flexibility” Critics

September 2, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The final rule for meaningful use Stage 2 flexibility, released late on Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), is not as popular as the government probably...

Washington Debrief: MU Modification Receives Mixed Reviews

September 2, 2014     Jeff Smith, Senior Director of Federal Affairs
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CMS finalized several new pathways for providers to meet Meaningful Use in 2014, if they can demonstrate they are unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT. The agency also named 2017 as the beginning date for Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Program.

A First-Hand Experience to Better Clinical Documentation Using Speech-to-Text Software

August 27, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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When it comes to medical data, most people probably think about numbers and text rather than voice. A recent visit to New York Presbyterian Hospital proved how valuable speech recognition software could be in the healthcare setting.