Meaningful Use

 
OCHIN, (parent of O-HITEC), a non-profit provider of health information technology and services for community based health clinics serving the medically underserved, has reached an agreement with ORHQN to assist Oregon's 25 Critical Access Hospitals in reaching the federal requirement to meaningfully use an electronic health record.
May 10, 2011
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Governor Abercrombie and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Patricia McManaman today announced plans to expand access to a new model of health care delivery that will focus on patient care and technology.
May 9, 2011
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Healthcare information technology developer UNIVAL announces SentryDirect -- a new modular technology platform that simplifies the authenticated, point-to-point electronic exchange of health information between electronic health record systems (EHRs), registries and health information exchanges (HIEs).
May 9, 2011
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This week Indiana was one of the first 15 states to open their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for registration to Medicaid eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals.
May 6, 2011
Press Release
Sage Healthcare Division announced today that it has been named an appropriate and qualified vendor of the New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC). Serving more than 400,000 healthcare professionals, including 80,000 physicians in North America, Sage will make its ONC-ATCB certified Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition available to the REC’s more than 1,000 participating physicians.  
April 25, 2011
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Sage North America today announced that the Sage Healthcare Division is fully engaged in the process of certifying Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition as a qualified meaningful use solution.
October 7, 2010
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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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As we head into Congress' lame-duck session, the national policy agenda for healthcare CIOs will revolve around meaningful use, cybersecurity, ICD-10 and patient safety. At the CHIME 2014 Fall CIO Forum, Capitol Hill insiders offered strategies for managing the multitude of rules.
October 31, 2014
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When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether she would return to ONC or stay on as acting assistant secretary at HHS over the long term. It turns out that she will continue her ONC work in several ways even while assigned to the Ebola detail.
October 28, 2014
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The American Medical Association released a statement Monday that points to the organization's concern over the recent departure of key leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC exits most recently include the coordinator herself, Karen DeSalvo, MD.
October 28, 2014
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The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November.
October 24, 2014
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"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts."
October 23, 2014
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs, and Health Level Seven International are working together to promote a standardized approach for exchanging healthcareinformation and to highlight the importance of developing and adopting standards to achieve interoperability.
October 17, 2014
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Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of standards organization HL7, came away from the joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees earlier this week, thinking that the industry could move faster on interoperability. And HL7 has just the thing to change the game.
October 17, 2014
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A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to revamp the meaningful use program. "Without changes to the MU program and a new emphasis for interoperable EHRs/EMRs systems and HIT infrastructure, we believe that the opportunity to leverage these technologies will not be realized," the organizations wrote.
October 15, 2014
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In this webinar you will learn how Sutter Health pioneered the integration between Epic EMR and RightFax. Brett Reed, Sr. Engineer at Sutter Health, will review the Epic and RightFax integration and how RightFax streamlined their outbound faxing needs by moving to a fax server.
April 9, 2013
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Molina Healthcare providers managed healthcare services for over 4.3 million people in 16 states. Rajendra Kadam, IT Director at Molina Healthcare,will review the process of doctor authorizations at Monila and the improved efficiencies in implementing a fax server.
April 9, 2013
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In this webinar you will learn about the healthcare information exchange and how fax plays a vital role in all healthcare organizations. Greg Horton, Program Development at OpenText, will review how suppliers, providers, payers and pharmacy organizations implement RightFax in order to keep documents secure and costs down while remaining compliant.
April 9, 2013
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The change from traditional fee-for-service payments to risk-based and value-based arrangements disrupts the traditional business model for providers, hospitals, and health systems. A new white paper explores how financial modeling can address serious challenges affecting revenues.
April 4, 2013
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Accountable care offers the nation’s ailing health care system new hope — but it isn’t a new idea. For the past decade, health systems, payers, and providers across the country have been practicing accountable care principles through initiatives such as the Collaborative Payer™ Model, a care delivery innovation jointly developed by a payer and provider that approximates an accountable care organization.
April 4, 2013
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The business model of most hospital and independent laboratories will be challenged by Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2). Each laboratory will need to think beyond its traditional role of a simple outreach and revenue center. MU2 raises the bar for lab data and clinical laboratories must play a significant role in coordinated care and decision support. Further, MU2 stands to change the nature of EHR-LAB connectivity in the U.S., with much tighter integration being required. Many laboratories may find that they lack the skill set and tools for LOINC, and that their LIS is not up to the task. As a result, laboratories will need start working immediately to take a much more active role in leading, defining, and participating in coordination EHR efforts within their community.
February 28, 2013
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Atlantic Health System is leading the way in connecting healthcare providers with one another and with patients to help improve care coordination and patient engagement. Increasing levels of clinical connectivity in parallel with improved financial connectivity are driving better care and better financial outcomes. Read Atlantic Health’s story to learn about the incremental steps taken to establish the Jersey Health Connect HIO and about revenue cycle process improvements to improve financial performance via a relationship with RelayHealth.
February 27, 2013
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A conversation with Darby Dennis, Division CIO, about the value of integrating patient monitoring solutions throughout the University Hospitals system.
February 26, 2013
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As hospitals adopt and expand mobile computing strategies, power systems are critical to ensuring caregivers access the information they need, shift after shift, where it matters most – at the point of care. The marketplace is filled with competing claims about which factors matter most. To help hospital decision makers evaluate their options, here are seven questions to ask in evaluating mobile computing workstations, primarily focused on power systems.
February 5, 2013
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EHRs were projected to reduce the need for transcription. However, with slower than anticipated adoption of EHRs by providers coupled with concerns about quality and fear of inaccurate documentation and over-billing due to inappropriate copy/paste and template use, there is still a demand for transcription technology and services. A skilled medical transcriptionist can be the economical choice when faced with passing time-consuming tasks on to the most expensive person in the documentation workflow – the physician – and can serve as the extra pair of eyes to validate structured and encoded data intended for consumption by the EHR.
January 28, 2013
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This white paper focuses on how an EHR-Extender (EHR-e) can help hospitals leverage data trapped in the EHR and other clinical systems to establish better care team communication. The result of contextual critical alerts and texts are improved communication and enhanced workflows which makes patients, healthcare staff, administration, and regulators happy.
January 2, 2013
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The New England Journal of Medicine has just published a study that compared the differences in health outcomes between paper-based and EHR-based practices, and if all you did was skim the headlines announcing the results you might think all questions surrounding EHRs had finally been put to rest.
September 6, 2011
Blog
The architects of the HITECH Act are hoping that a lot of things are going to change within the next five years.
September 1, 2011
Blog
It’s no secret that many HIT advocates are frustrated at the pace of the HIT transition.
August 31, 2011
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“Knock the heck out of it,” ONC Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, exhorted attendees at an Allscripts conference, yesterday.
August 30, 2011
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We interrupt these dog days of summer for a bit of a doctors’ food fight.
August 29, 2011
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It’s a chicken-or-egg question: Will doctors adopting EHRs lead to a rise in the use of Personal Health Records (PHRs), or will increasing consumer demand for personal health information force reluctant doctors to go digital?
August 26, 2011
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More often than not, general surveys are probably of little use to policymakers.
August 24, 2011
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Lately, we’ve been pondering how policymakers should approach educating patients about the HIT transition.
August 23, 2011
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Anyone who doubts the complexity of the HIT transition should talk to a lawyer.
August 18, 2011
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It's pretty much a given in HIT policy circles that the public needs to know more about the potential benefits of health IT.
August 18, 2011
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You say "po-tay-to," I say "po-tah-to."
August 16, 2011
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How far should government go to make good things happen?
August 12, 2011
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