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
Everybody else has the news about CMS offering leniency with Stage 2 Meaningful Use, letting providers use EHRs with 2011 certification to meet Stage 2 standards because so few vendors have been certified to the 2014 standards previously required for Stage 2. Show More Summary
The following is a guest post by Wendy Grafius Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) of Carson City, NV, has attested for Meaningful Use Stage 2 through its use of Allscripts Sunrise. The provider network is one of the nation’s first inpatient healthcare facilities to reach this milestone. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) specified […]
This appeared a little while ago:Case for dropping MU Stages 2 and 3Posted on Apr 28, 2014By Dale SandersFederal meaningful use requirements are well intentioned, but like a teacher who “teaches to the test,” the federal meaningful use...Show More Summary
Allscripts was informed that one of its key clients, Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP), has met the 2014 Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement for electronic transitions of care. CVHP informed Allscripts that it had transmitted the requisite minimum 10 percent of discharge documentation between disparate electronic health record acute and ambulatory systems. “We see it […]
Many physicians are adopting patient portals in response to governmental incentives for meaningful use (MU), but the stage 2 requirements for portal use may be particularly challenging for newer electronic health record (EHR) users.Show More Summary
Many people have emailed me about the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Hardship application for hospitals and eligible professionals.The most common question is - if I apply for hardship, what happens to my incentives and penalties? Here is my understanding:Put simply, if you want to get an incentive you have to do MU. Show More Summary
As I reported for MedCity News at HIMSS14 nearly two weeks ago, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced plans to provide unspecified flexibility in claims for Meaningful Use Stage 2 hardship exemptions this year. Tavenner then left without speaking to the media. The news left a lot of people scratching their heads and waiting for some details. Show More Summary
The February HIT Standards Committee focused on development of the 2014 standards workplan, refinements to meaningful use stage 3 attestation/certification processes, and recommendations for standards to capture patient generated healthcare data.Jon Perlin led the workplan discussion. Show More Summary
Today at the HIT Policy Committee meeting, the Meaningful Use Workgroup will present its recommendations as part of the process leading to a final rule in 2015:Feb 2014: Draft stage 3 recommendations reviewed with HITPCMarch 2014: HITPC...Show More Summary
For many, the delay of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program evoked a collective sigh of relief, providing a much-needed extra year to focus on the challenging requirements for patient engagement and interoperability. As distant as 2017 may seem … Continue reading ?