Meaningful use

Confused man at laptop
By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am July 22, 2015
"Given the distance between the proposed rules of the meaningful use program and the reality of the healthcare market, the program's success should be considered a miracle," write one Brookings fellow.
Elderly patient and doc with tablet
By Bernie Monegain 06:38 am July 22, 2015
Proposed new rules for long-term care facilities recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could spur an uptake of EHRs by nursing homes, which many feel were left behind by meaningful use.
Money and tech
By Mike Miliard 10:25 am July 17, 2015
The push toward value-based outcomes means health information exchange technology has new opportunities for value-add, according to reports published this week by IDC Health Insights.
Marilyn Tavenner
By Tom Sullivan 02:47 pm July 15, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner to represent the political and economic interests of America's commercial payers.
Man with smartphone
By Sherree Geyer 07:24 am July 15, 2015
Cleveland Clinic and other health systems are putting a priority on smartphone apps that can help reduce preventable readmissions "through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination."
Health IT illustration
By Mike Miliard 07:19 am July 14, 2015
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there.
noun and verb spelled out with typewriter keys
By Mike Miliard 09:39 pm July 10, 2015
Health information exchanges (pl. noun) have clearly gone through some transformative changes these past few years. So has health information exchange (verb). Both continue to be essential to the evolution of healthcare.
President Obama
By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm July 10, 2015
Not unexpectedly, President Barack Obama has nominated Andy Slavitt, currently serving as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to fill the role of administrator.
Doctor with iPad
By Bernie Monegain 10:23 am July 06, 2015
A "one-size fits all" approach to meaningful use has done no one any favors, argues Brookings Institution Fellow Niam Yaraghi, who puts forth a plan for giving the federal incentive program a shot in the arm.
People looking at laptop
By Mike Miliard 09:43 am July 02, 2015
As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and commenting.

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