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Joint Commission, Meaningful Use Have Hospitals Focused on Medication History and Reconciliation
An electronic medication history service is enabling Allina Health System to efficiently meet regulatory requirements.
Survey: EHR Use, Stage 2 Prep Still Growing Slowly
A recent survey by the National Center for Health Statistics found that while physician use of EHRs continues to increase, many still aren't ready for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IT Organizations Push for Remote Data in MU Rules
A group of eight health IT organizations—including HIMSS—is recommending that HHS include patient generated health data in the definition of an EHR system in its consideration of the meaningful use stage 3 requirements.
Guidance Issued for MU Data Exchange
CMS has published a tip-sheet to help healthcare organizations ensure they have the correct data elements in three of the Stage 2 meaningful
Electronic Image Sharing: Just What Meaningful Use Ordered – and Just What Merge is Delivering
The iConnect® Network enables imaging centers to share reports and studies electronically with hospitals and physician practices
Report Assesses Patient Portal Options
New report examines how providers are using patient portal technologies to comply with meaningful use stage 2 requirements
Meaningful Use: News Round-Up
Groups request extensions, small hospitals fall behind – and the leader plans his exit
Meaningful Use Results: So Far, So Good
CMS releases data assessing the progress of the EHR incentive program
AHA Responds to Senators’ Call for Halting Meaningful Use
The American Hospital Association acknowledges the Meaningful Use shortcomings, but makes a case for continuing it
House Bills Seek to Ease Meaningful Use Requirements
Two bills have been introduced in Congress that seek to ease penalties for various types of physicians
Stoltenberg Consulting Helps Community Hospitals Get on the Fast Track Toward EHR Success
Stoltenberg Consulting offers services that level the EHR playing field, enabling smaller community hospitals to realize Meaningful Use
ACO Success Depends Upon Comprehensive Data Management
Pioneering ACO leaders are identifying best practices and pitfalls in data management en route toward success under the new payment model
CMS Offers Meaningful Use Tipsheet for Specialists
Specialists may question the relevance of federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) incentive program requirements
Enterprise Content Management Could Help Providers Meet Emerging Meaningful Use Requirements
Meaningful use requirements are getting more complex – and providers should respond by broadening their IT efforts.
Usability: A Necessary Prerequisite to Meaningful Use
Use it or lose it: Organizations are calling for EHR certification criteria to include a usability quotient.
AHA: Stage 2 Provision Critiques
The American Hospital Association states that 80% of hospitals have not yet met the Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria.