Meaningful Use

In 2009, Morehouse School of Medicine was awarded a $21 million from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to become the only REC in Georgia to provide on-the-ground technical assistance for individual and small medical practices.
By Bernie Monegain 10:58 am April 05, 2016
Remember ONC Regional Extension Centers? There were 62 of those federally-funded organizations, better known as RECs, created nationwide in 2009 with a mission of helping primary care physicians move from paper to digital systems.
By Bernie Monegain 12:36 pm March 31, 2016
Looking into its crystal ball – or perhaps digital spreadsheets – PiperJaffray analysts see big plays in the RCM market. That potential is so large, in fact, that Cerner alone has a $40 billion opportunity, and it ranks fifth in market share.
In a letter to CMS' Patrick Conway, MD, AHA argues that an all-or-nothing approach is "unfair to providers that make good faith efforts to comply."
By Mike Miliard 02:41 pm March 25, 2016
Arguing that too many well-meaning providers are facing financial penalties from meaningful use, the American Hospital Association called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week to offer more flexibility.
By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am March 16, 2016
More than 30 healthcare provider organizations have banded together to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to adopt a 90-day reporting period for meaningful use measures in 2016, rather than full-year reporting as CMS has proposed. Providers proved successful when they rallied for 90-day reporting for 2015.
By Tom Sullivan 03:28 pm March 07, 2016
Did the big conference live up to the predictions? Answer our poll to help us find out.
By Mike Miliard 04:34 pm March 02, 2016
Value-based program will score physicians on quality, resource use, practice improvement and certified technology.
By Greg Goth 07:26 pm February 23, 2016
As policy wonks and advocates battle over just how much meaningful use will likely change in 2016, the Physician Quality Reporting System might have snuck up on healthcare IT staffs tasked with implementing new technology platforms.
On a more optimistic side, I think that the conversation will shift from compliance to innovation in 2016, says health IT expert Colin Hung
By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm February 17, 2016
Have you heard of the #HIMSS16 MixTape? Well, Colin Hung is the man who put that together.
“A lot of providers were unable to capitalize on meaningful use dollars,” said Laura Young, executive director of the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona.
By Chris Hayden 08:16 pm February 10, 2016
IT veteran Laura Young will share best practices for health information exchange among long-term post-acute care and mental and behavioral health providers  at HIMSS16.
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am January 25, 2016
While rural providers have adopted health IT at the same time or at greater rates as their urban counterparts, meaningful use varies dramatically among them, according to a recent HealthAffairs study.

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