Meaningful Use

Epic Judy Faulkner reporters
By Bernie Monegain 06:33 am October 17, 2016
The EHR market has become a media battleground, she said, rather than vendors competing on quality of products and services. So she, and the PR machine Epic is assembling, are girding for the fight. 
By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am October 10, 2016
It wasn't the question most viewers had tuned in to hear discussed, but one audience member at the second presidential debate in St. Louis did ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about the Affordable Care Act – offering a more substantive discussion of healthcare than at the first debate.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:18 am October 06, 2016
The web-based tools, with advice on how the new law will affect reimbursement, do not require AMA membership.
ONC Vindell Washington interoperability
By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm September 20, 2016
The newly-minted National Coordinator for Health IT offered his thoughts on interoperability, quality reporting, privacy and security, EHR certification, innovation and more.
By Jessica Davis 11:14 am September 19, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a central data repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting.
CMS payment adjustments EHR
By Mike Miliard 02:51 pm September 02, 2016
Eligible hospitals can apply for hardship exceptions for issues related to EHR vendors, infrastructure, natural disasters and more.

Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt

By Henry Powderly 02:50 pm August 22, 2016
More than a dozen medical groups including the American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, American College of Surgeons and others, have sent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 22 imploring it to quickly make the proposed 90-day reporting period a final rule.
define measure interoperability

KLAS executive vice president Taylor Davis said that measuring interoperability can get messy because the EHR market is currently immature. 

By Diana Manos 07:28 am August 18, 2016
For meaningful use and MACRA, the government uses an IEEE description of interoperability that pre-dates today’s crop of EHRs. Whether or not that will carry the healthcare industry into the future is a matter of some debate.

National Coordinator for Health IT Vindell Washington, MD

By Jessica Davis 11:16 am August 15, 2016
This past Friday, Karen DeSalvo, MD, officially stepped down as National Coordinator, passing the baton to her second-in-command, Vindell Washington, MD. The former principal deputy national coordinator has been with ONC since January 2016.
Karen DeSalvo ONC
By Mike Miliard 11:24 am August 12, 2016
DeSalvo made her way from New Orleans to Washington and while serving as National Coordinator, she realigned ONC and delivered visionary strategic plans for interoperability and health IT, before President Obama nominated her to a key HHS post.

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