Meaningful Use

By Keith W. Boone 08:18 am December 18, 2013
You've all probably heard by now that there's going to be a change to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 roll-out. So, what is in store?
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am December 11, 2013
It had to happen. Oct. 1, 2014 was going to be just too much for providers of all sizes and levels of IT savvy.
By Carl Natale 11:13 am December 09, 2013
I admit it. I'm confused by Friday's announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering extending the meaningful use Stage 2 period.
John Halamka, MD
By John Halamka 08:44 am December 02, 2013
Now that we have experience with two stages of meaningful use, it's also clear that a three year cycle is needed to ensure safe, high value, well adopted, introduction of new IT functionality.
By John Halamka 09:26 am November 20, 2013
People are working hard. Priority setting is appropriate. Funding is available. The problem is that the scope is too big and the timeline is too short. What are the risks?
By John Halamka 08:51 am November 14, 2013
The November HIT Standards Committee focused on the current status of certification and attestation, readiness of standards for patient generated data, ONC S&I Framework progress and the overall HITSC workplan.
By John Halamka 08:29 am November 06, 2013
I've written several posts about the frustrating aspects of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification. The Clinical Quality Measures are certainly one of the problem spots.
Halamka offers lessons on's rough go-live
By John Halamka 09:53 am October 24, 2013
After nearly 20 years as a CIO, I've learned that even with the best people, best planning and appropriate budgets, large, complex projects encounter issues imposed by external factors that cannot be predicted during initial project scheduling.
By John Halamka 01:55 pm October 10, 2013
Over the next few months, Jacob Reider will serve as the interim National Coordinator for Healthcare IT while the search continues for Farzad Mostashari's permanent replacement. What advice would I give to the next national coordinator?
By John Halamka 09:05 am October 04, 2013
On October 1, I joined a panel at the CareFwd conference discussing the innovations needed in healthcare today. I highlighted five key areas.

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