October 30, 2014 - Seattles Virginia Mason Medical Center has launched a comprehensive Patient Cost Estimator tool for prospective patients, providing them with an estimate of what their out-of-pocket cost will be for a variety of medical and surgical services based on their health insurance policy.
October 30, 2014 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded a study to investigate the impact of electronic health records and meaningful use criteria on emergency department workflow at two New York City hospitals.
My Two Cents
May 1, 2011 - Some providers aggressively promote their I.T. capabilities, while others take a more subtle approach.
April 20, 2011 -
The attestation process for applying for Stage 1 meaningful use EHR incentive payments began Monday, April 18. Theres a lot of money on the line, and a lot of questions about how to use the online attestation system and report core and alternative MU measures.
On Wednesday, April 20, Travis Broome, special assistant to the consortium administrator at The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Jessica Kahn, director of Health I.T. at CMS, walked through the attestation module.