Meaningful use

Cologne
By Mike Miliard 09:23 am June 09, 2015
Accountable care and care continuity are not the same thing, but they have a whole lot in common. And the former pretty much depends on the latter. In Europe, much more than in the U.S., "they're very attuned to continuity of care."
Keyboard and flash drive
By Bernie Monegain 09:00 am June 05, 2015
Former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has launched a national campaign around patient access to healthcare data with characteristic clarity and flair.
Roadblock
By Sherree Geyer 10:02 am June 01, 2015
Anna Orlova, senior director, standards at AHIMA, compares the current interoperability of today's electronic health record systems to treadle sewing machines of the early 20th century.
Doctors and tech
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am May 28, 2015
Two reports from two separate research firms -- Kalorama and Black Book Rankings -- indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives for meaningful use dwindle and a large shift in vendor market share occurs.
Stressed doctor
By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am May 28, 2015
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its executives proposed several changes.
Doctor at computer
By Erin McCann 09:42 am May 28, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive payments to hospitals and providers who have attested to meaningful use as of March 2015. Which platforms were used for attestation? We have some helpful charts that break it down for you.
CPT Code 99490
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am May 27, 2015
Could chronic care management be the new meaningful use? Some entrepreneurs see even greater financial incentives on the immediate horizon.
Tug of war
By Robert Wachter, MD 08:19 am May 26, 2015
"Both Epic and athena are justifiably proud of their products and their people, and both defend their worldview with great passion and (particularly in athena's case) no shortage of hyperbole. Did I really need to choose sides?"
FHIR population health
By Tom Sullivan 10:44 am May 18, 2015
Around the turn of this century, a saying popped up in certain IT circles: We're all going to agree on specification and compete on implementation. When health IT vendors start adopting and implementing HL7's FHIR spec, things could start to get interesting.
Stacking coins
By Erin McCann 04:02 pm May 14, 2015
To date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive cash to hospitals and providers that meet meaningful use requirements. Check out our breakdown of these payments by hospital and provider type, as well as attestation stats by month.

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