Meaningful Use

Slavitt speaking at HIMSS15.
By Henry Powderly 08:53 am January 13, 2016
Acting CMS administrator says several programs will change as healthcare industry wades deeper into value-based reimbursement.
By Mike Miliard 11:32 am January 12, 2016
New regulations aimed at value-based payment models demand a more streamlined regulatory approach, acting administrator tells audience at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
By Mike Miliard 01:47 pm January 08, 2016
Brian Yeaman, MD, founder and president of Norman, Oklahoma-based Yeaman and Associates and Yeaman Signature Health Clinic has been named the recipient of the 2015 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award for his work in meaningful use and health information exchange.
Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
By Bernie Monegain 12:23 pm January 05, 2016
Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, the largest private employer in South Dakota, has reached Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.
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By Mike Miliard 11:05 am December 31, 2015
In 2015, heath IT got BIG: Big data. Big data breaches. Big EHR contracts. Big M&A deals. Big anticipation about ICD-10. Big plans for (and frustrations with) meaningful use. Big fears about cybersecurity. Big hopes for the future of connected care and population health.
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By Mike Miliard 11:03 am December 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, issued a request for information this week -- wanting to hear from providers and vendors as the agencies look to reduce the burden of reporting clinical quality measures.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:38 am December 30, 2015
Whether you love it, hate it or fall somewhere in between, the Verona, Wis.-based EHR vendor and its Baby Boomer founder Judy Faulkner are guaranteed to generate lively discussion. Here are 11 Epic news stories from 2015 we think you'll find still compelling the second time around.
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By Mike Miliard 10:52 am December 23, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator's new 80-page document tracks standards maturity and adoptability, officials said.
Congress
By Mike Miliard 10:21 am December 22, 2015
A blanket hardship exception from 2015's meaningful use reimbursement penalties passed both the House and Senate last week as part of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, offering providers wider latitude for securing exemptions from possible fines.
Stressed doctor
By Jessica Davis 10:51 am December 17, 2015
Substantial interoperability has yet to be achieved across healthcare, a recent report to Congress from the Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy Committee shows, held up by reasons including lack of standardization and security concerns.

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