Meaningful use

Piles of coins growing
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am September 03, 2015
Epic, Cerner and athenahealth were the only EHR vendors to post a gain in market in 2014. Moreover, competitors Epic and athenahealth alone held fast to their market share in 2014.
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By Mike Miliard 08:28 am September 03, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Wednesday that two pieces of EHR software have had their certifications revoked, meaning providers can no longer use them to attest to meaningful use.
Money
By Mike Miliard 10:36 am September 02, 2015
The landmark Department of Defense contract awarded to Cerner and Leidos will have a big effect on how private-sector health systems gauge the value of electronic health record systems, a new report from IDC suggests.
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By Erin McCann 12:38 pm September 01, 2015
Here's a tall task: overseeing identity access management for a 163-hospital health system that spans 20 states and the U.K. But despite the myriad challenges, HCA's Bobby Stokes is ahead of the game. He has a few tips.
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By Mike Miliard 11:23 am September 01, 2015
With little news on Stage 2 meaningful use updates since the proposed rule in April, the Medical Group Management Association is calling on CMS to extend the 2015 reporting period.
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By John W. Loonsk, MD 04:25 am August 31, 2015
Health IT interoperability is hard. But is it really as hard as it is being made out to be?
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By Susan Morse 08:58 am August 28, 2015
Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt revealed that William Rogers, MD, director of CMS' Physicians Regulatory Issues Team, will be the ICD-10 ombudsman to the federal agency.
Palm reading
By Mike Miliard 06:34 am August 26, 2015
Offering a novel approach to a complex security challenge, Imprivata on Tuesday introduced PatientSecure, a patient identification platform that uses palm vein biometrics to link patients with their EHRs.
Butterfly emerging
By Mike Miliard 05:40 am August 25, 2015
By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more efficient care and better outcomes. But many species of health IT are still surprisingly underused in the U.S. hospital market.
Man climbing cliff
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 06:02 am August 21, 2015
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the finish line.

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