Meaningful Use

 
The results of the health IT incentive program aimed at driving the adoption of electronic health records by hospitals and physicians have been "breathtaking," Farzad Mostashari, MD, asserted in his keynote address at HIMSS12 on Thursday. "We've made more progress in two years than we've made in 20," said Mostashari, national coordinator for health information technology.
February 23, 2012
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This Thursday, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, gave his keynote address to HIMSS12 attendees. From the implementation of EHRs to achieving innovation, here is a Twitter recap of the event.
February 23, 2012
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Expectations have been rising since HIMSS12 opened, but the wait should come to an end today as ONC officials unveil the proposed rule for meaningful use Stage 2 - what some are calling a "sneak peek."
February 22, 2012
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The number of hospitals using health information technology has more than doubled in the last two years, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday.
February 17, 2012
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A comparison of HIMSS Analytics data from September 2011 to December 2011 suggests that a number of hospital segments showed increased capability to achieve Stage 1 meaningful use.
February 17, 2012
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Hospital adoption of electronic health records has taken a leap over the past year, but interoperability is still a significant obstacle, according to survey released Thursday by the Optum Institute.
February 16, 2012
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More than two-thirds of the complete electronic health records of providers and hospitals that have qualified for meaningful use incentives are dually certified under both the ONC-ATCB and the CCHIT Certified programs, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced.
February 13, 2012
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will test in New York its standards and services for electronic and distributed population health queries.
February 13, 2012
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Healthcare IT News has announced the results of its third annual H.I.T.Men and Women Awards, honoring top leaders in healthcare information technology.
February 10, 2012
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Billed as the nation's largest health information exchange organization, the Indiana HIE is poised to scale up and to expand its business plans, which include the launch of a new professional services organization to serve other HIEs.
February 10, 2012
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A recent brief from eHealth Initiative asserts that more health IT job opportunities are available than qualified people to fill them -- especially on the health data exchange front.
February 9, 2012
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What with the presidential non-binding primary over, Missouri is more than just one of three states where Rick Santorum surprised the nation. The Show-Me State is staunch in its opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) -- the individual mandate specifically.
February 8, 2012
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