Meaningful Use

 
Citing concerns raised over the potential harm that could stem from a digital healthcare system, the Institute of Medicine, best known for its 1999 report on medical errors "To Err is Human," is poised to release another report -- this time on the risks associated with electronic health records.
November 4, 2011
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The launch of the permanent program for certification of electronic health records will be delayed until mid-2012, in order to coincide with the anticipated final rule for Stage 2 of meaningful use and standards and certification criteria.
November 2, 2011
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Google and Yahoo were cited by 46 percent of physicians in a recent survey as a frequent source of information used to diagnose, treat and care for patients.
November 1, 2011
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More eligible hospitals are likely to succeed in meeting the criteria for Stage 1 meaningful use, indicates data from a new HIMSS Analytics report.
November 1, 2011
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A bill introduced last week seeks to provide greater legal protection to Medicare and Medicaid providers that use electronic health records.
October 31, 2011
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Siemens Healthcare announced Monday a new commitment to delivering its Soarian technology to small community and rural hospitals, helping them improve outcomes and position themselves to achieve meaningful use.
October 31, 2011
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It helped that Stage 1 meaningful use requirements matched the strategic plan that MedCentral Health System in Shelby, Ohio, already had in place, says Mike Mistretta, vice president and CIO of the two-hospital health system.
October 31, 2011
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ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, speaking at the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference in Las Vegas, tried to appease worried physician leaders by telling them a good EHR will make the path easier to meaningful use, ACOs and other federal healthcare reform measures.
October 25, 2011
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The Medical Group Management Association's three-day 2011 conference kicked off Sunday with an 'open mic' session that addressed the new ACO rules, ICD-10 and physician-hospital integration
October 24, 2011
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It is recommended that doctors receive three to five days of initial training to adequately use their EHRs, but a new report indicates that this requirement is not being met.
October 24, 2011
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Some 26 percent of CIOs say their organizations have qualified to receive stimulus funding under the HITECH Act, and others expect to qualify in ensuing years, according to a recent survey from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
October 21, 2011
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Nearly half of physician practices do not meet national standards to qualify as a medical home, according to a study led by University of Michigan Health System.
October 20, 2011
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