Meaningful Use

Tech Optimization: Tips for making EHRs work for your staff and enable organizational goals
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm January 09, 2020
Five top electronic health record systems experts offer healthcare C-suite executives and IT leaders some valuable best practices for getting the most out of their EHR investments.

President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, February 17, 2009. Its HITECH Act provisions infused tens of billions into the health IT industry.

By Mike Miliard 09:00 am December 30, 2019
There have been many frustrations with how the federal EHR incentive program was implemented this past decade, but those big government subsidies have enabled headway that might not have happened otherwise.
Interfaith’s zero trust network protects against cyberattacks, saves $2 million

Interfaith Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 02:03 pm September 03, 2019
Interfaith Medical Center deployed a variety of network security technologies to ward off ransomware and other attacks, virtualizing its servers in the process, which resulted in cost savings of more than $2 million over a seven-year period.
By Nathan Eddy 12:27 pm June 03, 2019
The Department of Justice charged Coffey Health System with failing to conduct the risk analyses required by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, testifies before the Senate HELP Committee on May 7.

By Mike Miliard 09:21 am May 08, 2019
Despite one senator's hope to move deliberately with rulemakings and not repeat some errors of meaningful use, National Coordinator Donald Rucker said delays only lengthen the time that consumers are "not in control of their care."
By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am March 22, 2019
Association says the update is more global in scope and fit specifically for the healthcare ecosystem. 
Community Health Systems building
By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm August 09, 2018
In an SEC filing, the for-profit chain says it is cooperating with an investigation into its hospitals' participation in the federal incentive program but offered few details.
CMS interoperability
By Susan Morse 10:27 am April 26, 2018
The next phase of meaningful use is to create an ecosystem of APIs and apps, end data blocking and give patients choices about what tools they use to access their medical information.
CMS meaningful use
By Susan Morse 03:54 pm April 25, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services effort to reduce regulatory burdens are being warmly received but the industry appears less excited about price transparency and patient access to EHR data stipulations.
CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, renames it ‘Promoting Interoperability’
By Susan Morse 06:08 pm April 24, 2018
Administrator Seema Verma said changes to the program eliminate 25 measures and ultimately save hospitals over 2 million hours of work.

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