Meaningful Use

 
Named one of the most wired healthcare organizations by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, Memorial Healthcare is implementing OnBase, Hyland Software’s enterprise content management (ECM) solution, to automate the electronic capture and access of information across their patient care delivery system, including acute, ambulatory and home-health services.
October 31, 2013
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athenahealth's Best-in-KLAS EHR and Practice Management Services Selected to Provide Nimble and Proven Option for Independent Physicians Across the Rush Health Network
October 23, 2013
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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Artemis Health Group, Inc. has selected its Health Language applications to promote clinical documentation, regulatory compliance and interoperability in the Artemis suite of OB-GYN electronic health record, practice management and patient engagement solutions.
September 5, 2013
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Athenahealth, Inc. a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record, practice management, and care coordination, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Primary Care Development Corporation, a leading non-profit organization supporting primary care, to deliver unmatched technology and consulting services to primary care providers in underserved communities.
August 23, 2013
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U.S. consumers are playing a growing role in healthcare, as both patients and consumers of healthcare. Fueled by the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2, with a deadline of May 2014, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services healthcare reform efforts, provider organizations, clinicians and payers are seeing the importance of empowering patients to take charge of their healthcare through the use of health IT.
June 26, 2013
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Mount Sinai Queens has been recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, for reaching "Stage 6" status on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, making it one of only 518 of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics and who have reached that status.
June 26, 2013
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CureMD and Mitochon Systems Inc., announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby CureMD will become the exclusive provider of SMART Cloud EMR, PM and billing services for the entire Mitochon user base.
June 20, 2013
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Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that St. Mary's Healthcare System has selected Merge's iConnect Access and iConnect Enterprise Archive to support their enterprise imaging strategy.
June 18, 2013
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Replaces Existing System With Merge Solutions for Information and Image Management.
May 21, 2013
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In the year since the first NYeC gala, there have been revolutionary advancements in health IT throughout New York and across the nation. On Monday, October 15th, five champions of health IT will be highlighted at the second gala and award ceremony.
September 28, 2012
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Aetna and Hunterdon HealthCare Partners have announced a new accountable care agreement that will improve the quality and cost of patient care, helping members and plan sponsors save money.
July 19, 2012
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MEDSEEK, the industry's only provider of the optimal 360-degree online healthcare experience, has announced its engagement to develop and deploy a fully integrated patient experience for Orlando Health.
August 11, 2011
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Weill Cornell's Keith Hentel, MD, will be the first to tell you: His radiology department intentionally failed to meet Stage 1 of meaningful use. They could have done it. But it would have meant pouring already limited resources into something that "doesn't really move our practice anywhere in the right direction," he said.
November 25, 2014
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Offering a bit of leeway, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has pushed out the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.
November 25, 2014
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A report from the Office of Inspector General outlines the top challenges faced by the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2014. Among them: meaningful use and interoperability. OIG also highlighted several area HHS continues to struggle with heading into 2015, including electronic health records.
November 20, 2014
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The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital is one step closer to a potential five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to wrongly claiming EHR incentive money.
November 14, 2014
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The federal government's electronic health record incentive money appears to be working well for hospitals and physician practices, both of whom have seen double-digit growth in EHR adoption. But how are those care providers who didn't qualify for incentives faring with digital health? Not so great, it turns out.
November 13, 2014
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Electronic health records have seen encouraging uptake among office-based physicians in recent years, with eight in 10 now having at least a basic EHR in place. But what do these doctors really think about how health IT works at the point of care? Their frank opinions may surprise you.
November 13, 2014
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With just 2 percent of physicians having managed to attest to Stage 2 meaningful use, clearly something is holding back the vast majority of docs from succeeding in the program. The American Medical Association says they should not be penalized.
November 12, 2014
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The EHR audits are coming. The Office of the Inspector General will continue to pay closer attention to the healthcare industry's use of electronic health records -- in particular HIPAA security, EHR incentive payments and fraud, according to the office's recently released 2015 work plan.
November 6, 2014
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A fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers has prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to shorten the meaningful use reporting period in 2015 and offer more leeway on some of its more problematic measures.
November 5, 2014
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The past few years have been "a very, very intense time" for health IT workers, said Jim Turnbull, chief information officer at University of Utah Health Care, speaking at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum this past week. As he and other CIOs look ahead toward the next few years, they see more challenges still to come.
November 3, 2014
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The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, better known by its acronym CCHIT, is ending all operations, and expects to conclude the process by later this month. The closure follows an announcement earlier this year that it would stop EHR certifications and focus on advisory services.
November 3, 2014
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MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, and Cerner have signed a seven-year agreement to streamline operations, help improve the quality of patient care and develop technologies that align with MedStar's vision.
November 3, 2014
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The clinical integration model encourages health care organizations to deliver value to patients and reduce overuse. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the three factors that are making the clinical integration model important for health care organizations.
October 7, 2013
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Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
October 3, 2013
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A comprehensive eBook, offering the tips and tools to help healthcare professionals on the path to MU and beyond.
May 9, 2013
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Watch this informative video to learn how Palomar Health - the largest health district in the state of California - implemented healthcare alert management software to connect its nurse call system with the existing EHR and phone systems to improve care team communication and patient experiences.
January 2, 2013
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In January 2012, Healthcare IT News conducted a survey to identify drivers and challenges for developing and deploying a solution for centralized digital document delivery that complies with healthcare industry regulations. Read this report to learn the key findings from the survey investigating trends in the adoption of digital document management systems by healthcare institutions since the rollout of the <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">HITECH</a> Act’s financial incentive programs.
September 2, 2012
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Delivering IT in healthcare can be challenging. Supporting clinicians that are ever more mobile, administering systems that become more complex each day, and dealing with tighter budgets are all in your days work. You know that every minute of inefficiency is costing your hospital money, and maybe worse, creating satisfaction, security or even safety issues for your patients.
November 7, 2014
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Recently, a powerful trend toward “patient engagement” has emerged driving transformation in how healthcare providers deliver services to those most impacted by healthcare decisions: patients. While this potential revolution in provider/patient relationships is taking place, healthcare IT organizations are facing serious challenges of their own. How can they best service those in the front-line engaging with the patients to drive enhanced patient care?
November 7, 2014
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IT departments today are finding themselves squarely at the epicenter of healthcare compliance scrutiny. One of the many regulations to which they must adhere is “meaningful use,” which ties financial incentives to usage of electronic health records as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Now, with meaningful use deadlines fast approaching and concerns about compliance reaching the highest levels of healthcare organizations, IT professionals are finally being invited to step out of the basement and into the boardroom.
November 7, 2014
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As consumer-driven healthcare and reimbursement shifting shake up the healthcare landscape, healthcare organizations face uncertain future. The pressure to bend the cost curve, place more value on care quality and population health forces providers to think strategically and innovatively. This webinar will examine the trends in healthcare and present strategies to survive the paradigm shifting.
October 28, 2014
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As U.S. hospitals move through the phases of the EMR Adoption Model, the ability to capture and manage patient data from intelligent medical devices has quickly become a necessity in order to advance patient safety and better clinical outcomes. You need to ensure that your caregivers have the most appropriate technology devices at the point of care. Our Clinical Device Assessment Service can help you get on the right path to meaningful use.
September 29, 2014
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When Adventist Health wanted a mobility solution to keep their workforce connected and productive while on the go, they turned to the experts at PC Connection, Inc. for help selecting and deploying a new mobile platform. The device they selected delivers the features and functionality Adventist Health's caregivers need to provide the highest level of patient care--wherever their day takes them.
September 29, 2014
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While the advantages of mobile solutions are clear, it's critical to address workflow, device selection, security, and network availability to ensure success throughout your facility and at the point of care. Hear from Gareth Hall, Director of Industry -- Health with Microsoft, as he discusses health scenarios and customer needs to ensure caregivers have the most appropriate technology devices to support patient care.
September 29, 2014
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With this post, HITECHWatch is calling it a day.
November 4, 2011
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On the matter of EHR safety, there seems to be some disagreement.
November 3, 2011
Blog
Investments are often risky, but the current huge investment in health IT often seems to bring a particularly unique risk.
November 2, 2011
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Separately, doctors and patients are facing a steep learning curve as the HIT transition continues. But the biggest problem looming may be the one that the two camps can only solve together.
November 1, 2011
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When the topic of protecting patient data comes up, the discussion usually concerns how best to protect information from being stolen or inappropriately accessed. But that’s the easy part of the privacy debate.
October 31, 2011
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Progress brings new benefits, but it also brings new uncertainties.
October 28, 2011
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OK, the headline is misleading. There aren’t really a million consumer health apps available for smartphone users.
October 26, 2011
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Yesterday we floated a question about the proper role of government in facilitating system-wide change.
October 25, 2011
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One time-honored question in policy circles goes like this: Should government prescribe specific solutions, or just point to the goal and let industry stakeholders figure out how to get there?
October 24, 2011
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Naturally, when it comes to the number of providers signing up for the HITECH incentive program, HIT policymakers would like to be able to report a banner first year.
October 20, 2011
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If you had to choose the one idea driving the HIT transition, it would probably be along the lines of, “Information is good, and more information is better.”
October 19, 2011
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One of the unpleasant truths of legislative initiatives is that, more often than not, policymakers get more than they bargained for.
October 18, 2011
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