Meaningful Use

 
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, expressed strong disagreement over a new health IT survey, published in Health Affairs, when he spoke at the HIT Policy Committee meeting March 7. The study has drawn a slew of national media attention.
March 8, 2012
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Indiana Tech has developed a new health information technology program to meet a need in the healthcare industry. The online associate degree begins in July, 2012.
March 7, 2012
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For physicians, the proposed rule for meaningful use Stage 2 offers some changes that make it easier for healthcare providers to demonstrate the requirements, including aligning measures with other quality reporting programs.
March 5, 2012
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Forty-one percent of Oregon's physicians have adopted electronic health records, according to a new report by researchers from the Doctors Company. Following Oregon for physician adoption are Georgia at 39 percent, Florida at 37 percent, Washington at 35 percent and Virginia at 34 percent.
March 2, 2012
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Managing costs in today's industry has been put front and center. And although incentive funds have been helping organizations to implement health IT, easy tweaks and innovative tips are always welcome to help cut corners.
March 2, 2012
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Seeking to align clinical quality measures of its various reporting programs, CMS is soliciting feedback on a list of 125 potential measures for physicians and 49 potential measures for hospitals as part of its proposed rule for meaningful use Stage 2.
February 29, 2012
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released Feb. 24 its proposed rule for the certification of electronic health record systems.
February 28, 2012
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The American College of Cardiology, a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society, has issued a statement supporting the federal government's decision to delay Stage 2 meaningful use.
February 27, 2012
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A new study by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions indicates physicians are not using IT broadly to engage patients. No more than 20 percent of doctors are providing online scheduling or test results for their patients, and just 6 percent are using social media to communicate with them, according to Deloitte.
February 27, 2012
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Though most stakeholders are still drowning in the 455-page meaningful use Stage 2 proposed rule, issued February 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a few groups have stepped forward to weigh in.
February 24, 2012
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After some stops and starts, at last the federal government has released the long-awaited proposal for Stage 2 of qualifying for the meaningful use of electronic health records incentives.
February 24, 2012
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On the third day of the HIMSS12 conference in Las Vegas, Farzad Mostashari, MD, took to the stage in what ended up being a rousing address to a packed room of attendees. Here are seven key highlights from Mostashari's keynote speech.
February 24, 2012
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