Meaningful Use

 
At RSNA 2011 in Chicago on Tuesday, a packed roomful of curious radiologists sought to educate themselves -- trying to decide whether it was worth their while to take the meaningful use plunge.
November 30, 2011
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In a new survey of 216 radiologists, nearly 40 percent of participants cited concerns about either the lack of clarity in meaningful use guidelines or decreased efficiency as a result of adopting the guidelines.
November 28, 2011
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Deaconess Health System, which serves southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois, has received HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
November 23, 2011
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In the course of meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria, Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., will have the basic infrastructure in place for health information exchange, which by design will enable meeting the more complex HIE requirements that is expected for Stages 2 and 3.
November 22, 2011
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Electronic health records will become the norm, sooner than later, experts said at a summit hosted Friday by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
November 21, 2011
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Earlier this year, research firm KLAS put out a report on the ambulatory RIS/PACS market that summed up the sector's mood this way: "Waiting for the other shoe to drop."
November 21, 2011
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Health plan CDPHP is investing another $1M to boost the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery through the adoption of health information technology for eligible network specialists who care for CDPHP members. The initiative builds upon a more than $10 million investment in the interoperability of clinical data in Albany, N.Y.
November 18, 2011
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Regional health IT extension centers have signed up more than 100,000 physicians, or one third of all primary care providers in the nation, to help them deploy electronic health records, reaching its goal slightly ahead of its yearend schedule.
November 17, 2011
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Epic Systems plans to add 900 new jobs to its campus in Verona, Wis., according to the newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Badger Herald.
November 14, 2011
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Federal stimulus funds are paying to build or expand systems enabling healthcare providers within each state to share patient information, but state officials are concerned about how to keep paying for the programs once the federal money runs out, an iWatch News survey reveals.
November 10, 2011
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Some members of the Health IT Policy Committee on Wednesday cautioned against making the measures required under Stage 3 meaningful use too burdensome. The panel also began to focus on medical specialties.
November 10, 2011
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Farzad Mostashari, the national health IT coordinator, said Wednesday that agencies in the Health and Human Services Department will work closely to craft a surveillance and action plan to keep patients safer through health IT, and it will be done sooner than called for by the Institute of Medicine.
November 10, 2011
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