MADISON, Wis.—As the headline says, don’t count on Stage 3 of Meaningful Use starting before 2017. Speaking at WTN Media’s annual Digital Health Conference on Wednesday, ONC’s deputy national coordinator for programs and policy, Judy...Show More Summary
As Massachusetts works through the details of building a trust fabric for health information exchange, we have been working through another set of challenges in HISP to HISP communication. Meaningful use Stage 2 requires EHRs to support the Direct Project implementation guide, which uses SMTP/SMIME as a transport protocol. Show More Summary
The State HIE Program Policy Office and the Regional Extension Center Program are excited to report that the full suite of five Interoperability Training Modules to support the attainment of Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures is now available at HealthIT.gov. Designed for ONC grantees, providers and implementers, these five modules help guide stakeholders from the [...]Show More Summary
Are you looking for more support on how to meet the transition of care measure that is required for Stage 2 Meaningful Use? ONC has just released a new brief that provides support. This is a part of one of the ONC Health Information Exchange (HIE) team’s goals – to provide support and direction to [...]Show More Summary
In June, BIDMC goes live with Electronic Medication Records (EMAR) on one ward to be followed by 3 other wards, ensuring we meet our 10% Meaningful Use Stage 2 target by the reporting period October 1-December 31, 2013.We built a web-based,...Show More Summary
Online Interoperability Criteria Training Course is Now Live The State HIE Program Policy Office and the Regional Extension Center Program recently issued Interoperability Basics, a 75-minute online training course offering in-depthShow More Summary
CMS’ schedule for physicians to show electronic health record proficiency is too ambitious given system limitations and issues that haven’t been addressed from stage 1.
I am excited to announce that today, February 11, 2012, we are releasing CONNECT version 4.0, which supports the current federal IT standards and Meaningful Use Stage 2 core objectives related to the secure electronic exchange of information. This is done through CONNECT’s support of Direct project specifications and NwHIN transports (i.e., electronically sending and [...]
The adoption of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) technologies has been slow in the US, although 2014 is the proposed start date for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use Requirements. For effective implementation, "clinical leadership is critical," said Chris Snyder, Chief Medical Information Officer, Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Show More Summary
Rigid requirements to meet electronic health record measures will trip up physicians attempting to stop upcoming penalties, warn the AMA and others in organized medicine.
Stage 3 Meaningful Use measures need to focus more on measuring improvements in patient health outcomes rather being than a large and growing collection of functional measures, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says in a letter submitted to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC)...
This series is brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Groups Want Delay in Meaningful Use Rules. Some leading medical groups have called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay implementation of Stage 3 of meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), saying providers are still trying to implement Stages 1 [...]
PHILADELPHIA, January 15, 2013 -- Stage 3 Meaningful Use measures need to focus more on measuring improvements in patient health outcomes rather being than a large and growing collection of functional measures, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says in a letter submitted to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC). read more
In preparing for my presentation on Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements for the November, 2012 Fourth Annual Medical Connectivity Conference I had the opportunity to delve further into the question of what had to be connected to what, and interoperable with what, in order for providers seeking EHR incentive payments to satisfy their MU [...]
Deven McGraw, Project HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group, Center for Democracy & Technology Just before Thanksgiving, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a formal Request for Comment (RFC) on potential objectives for Stage 3...