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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

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Podcast: 2014 in Meaningful Use; Looking Ahead to 2015

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Uncertainty then, uncertainty now, uncertainty next year. That was the message from Jason Fortin, senior advisor at Impact Advisors, on the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast.

CMS: 257K EPs Hit With MU Penalties; AMA Calls the Number “Dismal”

December 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face penalties under the meaningful use program in 2015 for failing to meet requirements of the EHR incentive program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

In Letter to HHS, Congresswoman Continues Push for Stage 2 Reporting Flexibility

December 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) continues to remain committed to easing the Stage 2 meaningful use reporting requirements, writing a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell asking her to shorten the 2015...

What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

December 16, 2014     David Raths
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Are people eager to use patient portals but stymied by providers who aren’t doing a good job of making them available and explaining their value? Or are providers struggling to get even 5 percent of their patients to view, download and transmit health information...

Washington Debrief: CMS MU Data Indicates Strong Finish for Hospitals

December 15, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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More than 3,690 hospitals participated in meaningful use in 2014, setting a new program year high. However, fewer than 35 percent of the nation’s hospitals have met Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, and only four percent of eligible professionals (EPs) have...

Patients Value Online EHR Access, Trust Tech Over Paper

December 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement, according to findings from a study released by the Washington, D.C.-based National...

ICD-10: One CMIO Questions Its Value

December 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Although a recent HBMA survey found that its members are more prepared for ICD-10 now than perhaps ever before, not everyone agrees on the purpose of this mandate.

One North Carolina Radiology Group’s Advancing Meaningful Use Journey

November 27, 2014     Mark Hagland
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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

RSNA Presumptions

November 26, 2014     Joe Marion
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Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and that means only one thing … the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA – www.rsna.org) is not far behind! This weekend marks the start and the 100th anniversary of the RSNA. While I’ve only been a party to the past 37, I...

4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.

Former Hospital CFO Pleads Guilty to Meaningful Use Fraud, Faces Imprisonment

November 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Joe White, the former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center, recently pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Medicare on meaningful use. He faces up to five years in prison.

CMS Pushes Hospital MU Attestation Deadline Back One Month

November 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year back one month, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.