Meaningful Use

 
In an evolution one executive says will help physicians face an "onslaught of uncertainties and challenges," GE Healthcare has launched the latest version of its integrated EMR and PM system for physician practices, Centricity Practice Solution 10.
July 12, 2011
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Wednesday marks the one year anniversary since CMS set the meaningful use criteria for electronic health records. And while that has helped drive adoption, a high percentage of hospitals report they expect to continue to treat patient using paper records for up to five more years.
July 12, 2011
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One of the greatest boons on the journey toward achieving meaningful use is having physicians champion health IT, according to Greg Ator, MD, chief medical informatics officer for the University of Kansas Hospital.
July 11, 2011
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The Joint Commission’s 2011 National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals should be included in electronic health record certification and criteria for meaningful use, say authors of a commentary that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
July 8, 2011
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Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, said that he agreed with the conclusions of the Health IT Policy Committee for delaying until 2014 the start of Stage 2 of meaningful use, essentially signaling to the industry that federal policymakers will follow the advisory group's recommendation.
July 7, 2011
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Symantec has introduced the new Allscripts Privacy & Security Risk Assessment. The tool automates the paper-based process of assessing a medical practice's privacy and security risks and is designed to help physicians qualify for federal incentives for EHR adoption.
July 7, 2011
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4medica, provider of a cloud and SaaS-based clinical integration platform, announced Wednesday it will be joining forces with Kodak to help hospitals and physicians efficiently digitize clinical data.
July 6, 2011
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Beacon Partners, a healthcare management consulting firm, has acquired Healthcare Innovative Solutions, a Seville, Ohio-based consulting firm which offers customized products and services for clinical system implementations and workflow transformation to hospitals.
July 5, 2011
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Healthcare in the United States has its own myriad, manifest and much-discussed problems. But they're nothing compared to those afflicting the primitive and limited systems in many other parts of the world.
July 5, 2011
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The comment period ended on June 6 for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs).
July 5, 2011
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What if CMS threw a meaningful use party and nobody showed up?
July 5, 2011
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As the need for certified electronic health record specialists grows, it is important that healthcare organizations are able to recognize whether potential candidates are EHR-ready, says one consultant.
July 5, 2011
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