Meaningful use

By Resource Central 10:19 am March 22, 2012
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announced in February 2012 that nearly 2,000 hospitals received incentive payments under the CMMS’ EHR Incentive Programs. In addition, 85 percent of hospitals now report that by 2015 they intend to take advantage of the incentive payments. With the competitive inpatient market moving toward critical...
By Resource Central 02:32 pm March 07, 2012
In just a few short years, the health information exchange (HIE) market has grown exponentially and continues to expand in terms of number of initiatives, scope of services provided and technology offerings. When the nonprofit, community-based Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization(CFRHIO) was formed in 2003, its leaders focused...
By Resource Central 09:18 am February 13, 2012
Driven largely by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, EHR adoption in the U.S. has been growing exponentially and exceeding federal health officials’ expectations. Although the Dept. of Health and Human Services has delayed the qualification date for Stage 2 Meaningful Use until 2014, healthcare providers expect more complex HIE to...
By Resource Central 04:40 pm June 10, 2011
Hundreds of initiatives for care episodes are already underway in the U.S., relying on myriad combinations of provider types, legacy systems, and techniques. No single system on the market has the perfect solution across all areas. Bundling payments can reduce the cost of care by significantly reducing duplicative services, refocusing practice on...

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