As you are likely already aware, CMS released their proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use attestation regulations this past Friday, March 20th. Since then, there has been a good deal of writing on the subject, and many opinions have already been … Read more ›
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On Friday afternoon, the HHS, CMS and the Office of the ONC announced the release of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules for the Medicare and Medicaid EHRs Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to support the path to nationwide interoperability. The proposed rules are one part of a larger effort across... Read More
For those who want to start readingThe ONC Certification RuleThe CMS Meaningful Use RuleI will write an analysis over the weekend
The March 2015 HIT Standards Committee was one of the most impactful meetings we have ever had. No, it was not the release of Meaningful Use Stage 3 or the certification rule. It was the creation of a framework that will guide all of...Show More Summary
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BIDMC has self-developed its core clinical information systems for many years. We certified all our applications for the 2011 and 2014 ONC criteria, attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 in every appropriate year. BIDMC has hundreds of person-years invested in our web-based, cloud-hosted in-patient and out-patient applications. Show More Summary
Why do these things always seem to happen late on Friday afternoons? At least this time it’s not right before a holiday. Actually, with a bit more inspection, I see that it did happen right before a holiday. HIMSS is reporting todayShow More Summary
As only 840 out of almost 5,000 eligible hospitals--19 percent--have attested to Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 throughout the nation, Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), continues to assist customers in overcoming attestation obstacles. Show More Summary
Neil Versel of Forbes recently wrote, “Electronic health records’ usability, or lack thereof, is the big talk this year in health IT, as federal officials get ready to contemplate the rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. Show More Summary
By some accounts, almost 30% of EHR users will be interested in replacing their software as they move from Meaningful Use Stage 1 to 2 to 3 over the next few years. Although I’ve written and spoken extensively in the past about how to make sure you pick the right digital health and EHR software, […]
After much speculation and mounting criticism of Meaningful Use (MU), two recent developments provided some clarity on the future direction of the program and indications of how rocky a road it will be for providers in stage 2. Read more ›
In February 2014 we highlighted our regional extension centers’ (REC) success in supporting adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), and today, during National Health IT Week 2014, we are proud to announce the RECs have surpassed their goal and now support over 100,000 providers to demonstrate Stage 1 Meaningful Use. Show More Summary
In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus "transitions of care". We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time...Show More Summary
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, Washington is defying the national trend of only 1.5 percent of eligible hospitals attesting in 2014, and has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 using MEDITECH technology. St. Elizabeth accomplished Stage 2 with information technology support from Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Service. “Our hospital has been a leader […]
/PRNewswire/ -- Defying the national trend of only 1.5 percent of eligible hospitals attesting in 2014, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, Wash. achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 using MEDITECH technology. St. Elizabeth accomplished Stage 2 with information technology (IT) support from Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS).
Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for Meaningful Use Stage 2.Recently Ashish Jha and Julia Adler-Milstein published important articles in Health Affairs about the current state of EHRs and Health Information Exchange. Show More Summary
Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center in Odessa, Wash. is the first Critical Access Hospital (CAH) to successfully attest to Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use electronic health record (EHR) incentive program using MEDITECH Information Technology, Inc. administered by Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS).
drchrono has announced it has officially been certified for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2. The company enhanced the EHR platform with new features as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program, i.e. Meaningful Use. InfoGard Laboratories completed the platform certification review. Some of the new features within the platform which […]
This appeared a little while ago.Dr. Halamka’s Dramatic MU Prediction in BostonMay 13, 2014 by Mark Hagland John Halamka, M.D. predicted on May 13 that 80 percent of U.S. hospitals would fail to attest to MU Stage 2 on time John Halamka,...Show More Summary