The ballyhooed incentive program has spurred widespread adoption of EHRs, but long-term prospects for 'meaningful use' remain fuzzy.
Someone once said that money can't make you happy, but it does let you suffer in comfort.
My physician sister cornered me and asked, "What are you doing to us (with meaningful use requirements)?"
Hillary Rodham Clinton thanked the crowd at HIMSS14 for their efforts to modernize Americas health care system to empower patients in a keynote address Wednesday afternoon.
A proposal for the 2015 Edition of electronic health record technology certification criteria was published today in the Federal Register by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Five pillars of electronic health record implementation--adoption, standards, privacy/security, incentives, and governance--are required to ensure interoperability, according to Doug Fridsma, M.D., ONC's chief science officer and director of the Office of Science and Technology. Fridsma, a keynote speaker at a Feb. 23 HIMSS14 pre-conference symposia, argued that meaningful use Stages 1 and 2 have helped to promote medical data interoperability but much work remains to be done.
Three major health care provider associations are applauding Medicares decision to conduct at least limited end-to-end testing of ICD-10 this summer, but at the same time reminding the CMS of other concerns with its preparations.
Eligible professionals and hospitals hoping to soon attest to electronic health records meaningful use in 2013 have a little more time to prepare.
The meaningful use workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee recently released a late-stage list of recommendations for Stage 3 of the electronic health records meaningful use program, which includes seven proposed new objectives that are not required in Stage 2.
The federal government is building a database to aid in complying with electronic health records meaningful use requirements for exchanging data with public health agencies and registries.
The HIT Policy and Standards Committees, comprised of stakeholders who advise federal agencies on health information technology issues, are looking for some new members.
Are enough safeguards in place when family or friends have authorized access to patient data?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says its Medicare and Pioneer accountable care organization initiatives have saved more than $380 million. However, participants doing well are a distinct minority.
More than 436,000 eligible professionals and hospitals have registered for the electronic health records meaningful use program since it began in 2011, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
UC Davis Health System in Sacramento is notify about 1,800 patients that emails containing protected health information may have been breached after three physicians fell victim to a phishing scam in December.