Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer with specialties in healthcare, technology, politics and policy.
By Diana Manos 09:53 am May 14, 2014
When it comes to the topic of meaningful use, Colin Banas, MD, is driven by fear. And he's far from being the only one.
By Diana Manos 08:00 am May 13, 2014
Providers are finding the tight-rope between letter of the law and spirit of the law is difficult to walk, especially with the fear of making that one small misstep that will lead to penalties in an audit.
By Diana Manos 09:27 am May 09, 2014
It seems just about everybody has a gripe or two concerning the meaningful use program: software vendors that make electronic health records systems, hospital CIOs, the very people charting the related committees and, of course, physicians.
By Diana Manos 02:54 pm May 08, 2014
Workgroups driving the meaningful use program, under fire for its past and future direction, are trying to chart the best course for everybody.
By Diana Manos 09:32 am May 07, 2014
More than 370,000 Medicare and Medicaid eligible providers have earned an EHR incentive payment so far, with 64,000 new participants attesting to meaningful use for the 2013 reporting year.
By Diana Manos 07:59 am May 07, 2014
The latest report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows meaningful use incentives still creeping upward.
By Diana Manos 11:20 am May 06, 2014
Today saw some potential good news for providers looking to file for exceptions under the meaningful use program.
By Diana Manos 10:10 am May 06, 2014
HIE among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals has been trending upward since 2008, in fact, and it took some major leaps forward in 2013.
By Diana Manos 08:03 am May 06, 2014
Six in ten hospitals electronically exchanged health information with outside providers in 2013, according to a brand new study released by the Office of the National Coordinator and the American Hospital Association.
By Diana Manos 10:52 am May 02, 2014
The hits keep on coming for the new EHR certification criteria, as the American Medical Association and Telecommunications Industry Association send their complaints to ONC on the heels of similar criticism submitted earlier by the EHR Association.