09:39 am May 28, 2014
Last week, I posted the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from CMS that offers flexibility to Meaningful Use attestation in 2014. Since then, I've received hundreds of emails about it from my fellow CIOs across the country. Here's a summary.
10:20 am May 21, 2014
Effectively managing external business associates doesn't just apply to the HIPAA Omnibus rule. It also applies to meaningful use.
10:10 am April 28, 2014
Federal meaningful use requirements are well intentioned, but like a teacher who "teaches to the test," the federal meaningful use program created a very complicated system that might pass the test of meaningful use stages, but is not producing meaningful results for patients and clinicians.
11:31 am April 14, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 is over and yet we are still witnessing EHR system vendors asking the government for more time, or to lessen the certification demands, for Stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Meaningful Use of EHRs program.
08:15 am March 27, 2014
Everyone has heard the saying "possession is 9/10ths of the law." But with meaningful use EHR incentive dollars for eligible providers, figuring out to whom the money belongs is not so simple.
01:58 pm March 26, 2014
With meaningful use and ICD-10 deadlines inching closer, it is almost as if we are watching an expected slow and steady storm roll in. This sizable downpour will affect healthcare organizations, vendors, and payors alike, and it contains financial hazards that can be avoided.
10:15 am March 25, 2014
To be truly useful, the EHR must support a lab review and lab ordering workflow that leads to clinic efficiencies and provides better patient care. Practices are demanding it, and many of the newer EHRs are scrambling to provide it.
09:14 am February 26, 2014
If you've been reading the Meaningful Use 2015 NPRM as I recently did, you probably came across the discussion around requiring certified products to accept 95 percent of CDA documents.
08:13 am February 20, 2014
This week marks a major milestone in our journey towards adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. As we work toward the secure, private and meaningful exchange of interoperable health information across the continuum of care, the law that made much of this possible turns five.
03:44 pm February 17, 2014
Although the federal government's meaningful use incentive program has been a driving force for healthcare IT innovation and adoption, it has also been a distraction -- encouraging organizations to invest in technology with certain characteristics and capabilities rather than systems that fully address provider and patient needs.