10:10 am April 28, 2014
Federal meaningful use requirements are well intentioned, but like a teacher who "teaches to the test," the federal meaningful use program created a very complicated system that might pass the test of meaningful use stages, but is not producing meaningful results for patients and clinicians.
08:13 am January 02, 2014
As the year drew to a close, I was interviewed by many trade publications about the key themes that shaped 2013. Here's my own version of the notable events of 2013.
11:21 am November 15, 2012
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing entitled "Is 'Meaningful Use' Delivering Meaningful Results?: An Examination of Health Information Technology Standards and Interoperability".
09:11 am September 19, 2011
We are incredibly excited this year to be hearing from both Brent James and Atul Gawande at our annual Connected Health Symposium. They each point out the importance of quality, safety and efficiency in achieving the vision of a health care system that can meet the care requirements of our nation while keeping costs in check.
03:04 pm June 22, 2011
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced it has paid out more than $75 million for the meaningful use of electronic health records under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Is this really spurring adoption?
10:00 am May 02, 2011
Thanks to Patty Enrado for welcoming me to EHRWatch.com. As I transition into the role of site editor, my mission is to uphold the high standards established by Patty. I look forward to the challenge. So where to begin? Perhaps with a bit of personal connection to the medical field.