Meaningful Use

By John Halamka 08:29 am February 12, 2014
Readers of my blog know that over the past year, I've written several posts warning about the burden of 2014 certification, the timing overlap of numerous federal programs including ICD-10, and my observations that IT professionals/providers are at the breaking point.
By John Halamka 09:32 am February 04, 2014
Feb. 4 at the HIT Policy Committee meeting, the Meaningful Use Workgroup presented its recommendations as part of the process leading to a final rule in 2015.
By John Halamka 08:47 am January 22, 2014
Karen DeSalvo started as the new National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology on January 13, 2014. What advice would I give her, given the current state of healthcare IT stakeholders?
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:36 pm January 16, 2014
Implementing, institutionalizing and fully leveraging the EMR is a massive undertaking, and with it comes a host of other implications, five of which will drive the following major trends in 2014.
By John Halamka 08:48 am January 08, 2014
On Jan. 8 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched the next phase of healthcare information exchange in Massachusetts: "Commonwealth Interconnected: Mass HIway Query and Retrieve."
By John Halamka 08:13 am January 02, 2014
As the year drew to a close, I was interviewed by many trade publications about the key themes that shaped 2013. Here's my own version of the notable events of 2013.
By John Moore 08:57 am December 31, 2013
Making predictions for the coming year is almost a rite of passage for any self-respecting analyst firm and what the heck, from our vantage point, we may have a slightly better view into the future than most.
By Michael Brozino 09:05 am December 30, 2013
Vendor promises were primarily focused on physicians being able to attest for meaningful use and meet patient engagement requirements, but some companies also assured practices that physicians would quickly adopt these systems because they were so easy to use and could easily integrate into practice workflows.
By John Halamka 09:25 am December 26, 2013
The December HIT Standards Committee focused on patient generated data, image sharing, patient matching, and the 2014 work plan, ensuring we select the necessary standards to support meaningful use stage 3 policy goals.
By Michael Nusimow 09:14 am December 20, 2013
Following are five things doctors need to know about moving from Stage 1 meaningful use to Stage 2, what it means and how to prepare.

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