Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

By Carrick Carpenter 11:38 am April 08, 2015
When most businesses consider adding cloud provisioning to their IT strategy, they are often seeking more agility, flexibility and simplicity. And those are good reasons to use the cloud. But in healthcare, there is another, more compelling reason to add the cloud to your strategy.
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 Farzad Mostashari, MD 01:28 pm January 23, 2013
Today, as in last year’s New Year blog post, I will share with you a few of the ways in which ONC has interacted with you to meet its mission and mandate over the past year.
By Brian Ahier 09:15 am April 17, 2012
The proposed rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use has a strong emphasis on patient engagement. This is certainly a good thing, and I am very glad to see the focus put on this area.
By Farzad Mostashari, MD 09:00 am January 10, 2012
I would like to highlight ten of this year's most notable developments in the world of health information technology and ONC.
By Chad Johnson 08:57 am November 16, 2011
We’ve all heard the classic song Small Town by John Mellencamp, which romanticizes growing up and living in some place other than the big city. I, too, am what most would consider “small town,” and many aspects of small town life haven’t changed a lot since I left. That small-town simplicity, however, also exists in the local health care...
By Helen Figge 08:02 am September 26, 2011
It’s an exciting time in health IT and HIMSS is here to support all of those efforts! We are proud of our diverse membership and to meet and exceed expectations from our members, we are excited to announce that HIMSS Career Services will now expand its efforts in support the various Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grantee...
By Brian Ahier 09:19 am July 08, 2011
In the first national study to examine care at critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural areas of the U.S., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that CAHs have fewer clinical capabilities, lower quality of care, and worse patient outcomes compared with other hospitals.
By Frank Irving 03:15 pm June 27, 2011
The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, which publishes a weekly e-newsletter devoted to health reform activity, issued a reminder that July 3, 2011, is the last day that eligible hospitals can begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use under the 2011 Medicare EHR Incentive Program administered by the Centers for Medicare...
By ONC Office of Communications 09:27 am June 21, 2011
When the clock struck midnight on April 18, 2011, Jennifer Brull, MD, was ready. ONC talked to her about what the transition to EHRs has meant to her, her practice, and her patients.

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