Meaningful use

Docs giving thumbs up
By Mike Miliard 03:02 pm August 20, 2015
Contrary to a spate of recent studies that show rising physician aggravation with EHR systems, another new poll shows majorities of large practices commending the "enhancements in functionality, service and innovation" of leading vendors.
Stressed doctor
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 11:14 am August 20, 2015
Physicians are increasingly dissatisfied with their electronic health records. A recent poll found that just 34 percent of physicians said they were happy with their system. Our columnist asks: Should we be alarmed? Or should we even care?
Frustrated doctor at laptop
By Mike Miliard 02:24 pm August 18, 2015
As they grapple with meaningful use and grumble about usability, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals polled for a recent report are "actively looking to replace" their electronic health record vendors.
Man holding crystal ball
By John Andrews 12:10 pm August 18, 2015
Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers. Among the elements that warrant attention are quality reporting, clinical decision support and security risk analysis.
close up on coins
By Diana Manos 01:34 pm August 17, 2015
Even as stakeholders await the imminent release of the final updates to Stage 3 meaningful use, there's still widespread interest in delaying it altogether. Fueling that fire is the recent passage of legislation to overhaul the physician payment system.
stethoscope on money and American flag
By Jack McCarthy 02:40 pm August 14, 2015
Not everyone is going to like this but a new study found that EHR adoption has risen in America for reasons other than the federal meaningful use incentives.
doc on tablet EHR
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 03:05 am August 14, 2015
In previous rulemakings, ONC certification criteria have hewed closely to MU objectives. New regs have been decoupled, and now about half are "requirements for functionalities that are not necessary to succeed in meaningful use."
stressed doctor
By Jack McCarthy 02:08 pm August 13, 2015
Even after $30 billion in taxpayer money spent on funding the digitization of America's healthcare system more than half of doctors view EHRs as having a negative impact on cost, efficiency and productivity.
stethoscope on money
By Diana Manos 11:58 am August 13, 2015
With the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System slated to kick in during meaningful use Stage 3, some industry insiders are forecasting trouble among providers.
Money and tech
By Mike Miliard 11:35 am August 12, 2015
Healthcare's revenue cycle management processes are undergoing lightning-fast change on many different fronts: "Providers are now, in earnest, starting to grasp how quickly this paradigm shift is occurring."

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