Meaningful Use

By Bernie Monegain 08:46 am November 18, 2015
CMS called for comments on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, and it's raking them in. There are more than 170 comments on the CMS website so far -- most sounding off, expressing frustration.
By Jack McCarthy 10:29 am November 10, 2015
Two industry associations call for modifications to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT draft advisory on interoperability standards.
Woman with smartphone
By Jessica Davis 11:01 am November 09, 2015
Consumers want health apps to do more for their lives, to "more accurately communicate and monitor their health." But product sophistication and an accurate understanding of consumer profiles limit capability.
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am November 06, 2015
The rallying cry to do something about the meaningful use program is getting louder and more insistent. Will it make a difference?
Megaphone and whistle
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am October 27, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians has launched an online platform to encourage its members to send a message to Congress, sharing their concerns about Stage 3 meaningful use.
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By Mike Miliard 10:28 am October 27, 2015
Portals and personal health records have been touted as ways to spur better patient engagement and set the stage for improved outcomes. But a new study shows they often aren't used at all by the very people who may need them most.
Fareed Zakaria
By Bernie Monegain 08:06 am October 21, 2015
As Fareed Zakaria sees it, the remedy for America's ailing and expensive health system is clear. It might be hard for some to swallow, but, in his view, it is sure and proven.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:49 am October 20, 2015
The EHR Association takes issue with ONC's limited anecdotal claims and heterogeneous definition of information blocking.
CIO and doctors
By Bernie Monegain 06:20 am October 16, 2015
More than 600 CIOs at the CHIME15 Fall Forum were asked to consider happiness -- and how they might have more of it. They seemed to take to the concept that "joy fuels our potential."
Confused man at laptop
By Bernie Monegain 04:14 am October 16, 2015
Hospital chief information officers are still figuring out what the final rules for Stage 2 and Stage 3 meaningful use will mean for them. The message from fellow CIOs at the CHIME Fall Forum: "We feel your pain."

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