Meaningful Use

By John Halamka 10:54 am May 01, 2013
ONC/CMS provides strong oversight of the meaningful use program by continuousy reexamining the quality of certified products and auditing hospitals and practices that have attested to meaningful use.
By John Halamka 10:01 am April 24, 2013
In June, BIDMC goes live with Electronic Medication Administration Records (EMAR) on one ward to be followed by 3 other wards, ensuring we meet our 10% Meaningful Use Stage 2 target by the reporting period October 1-December 31, 2013.
By Charlie Jarvis 11:53 am April 02, 2013
Healthcare organizations around the country have been working diligently to implement electronic health record technology and attest for meaningful use -- the federal government’s standards that allow eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments if they meet specific criteria.
By David Harlow 08:32 am March 19, 2013
The final question posed in the recent request for information posted by ONC reads as follows: What specific HHS policy changes would significantly increase standards based electronic exchange of laboratory results?
social interoperability
By Keith W. Boone 08:22 am March 07, 2013
Every now and then a string of words will get put together, and peoples ears perk up, and you realize that you've created a new meme. That happened to me at the HIMSS Standards and Interoperability panel presentation.
By John Halamka 09:54 am February 21, 2013
The February HIT Standards Committee focused on the Committee workplan for 2013. Farzad Mostashari offered introductory remarks. He noted that we need to build the foundation for stage 3 while also focusing on the implementation of stage 2.
By Edmund Billings, MD 12:09 pm February 14, 2013
Anyone who understands the importance of continuity of care knows that health information exchange is essential. How are we supposed to cut waste and duplication from the healthcare system and truly focus on patient welfare if doctor B has no idea what tests doctor A conducted, or what the results were?
By John Halamka 08:41 am February 12, 2013
At BIDMC, we've already achieved 100% EHR adoption and 90% Meaningful Use attestation among our clinician community. Now that the foundation is laid, I believe our next body of work is to craft the technology and workflow solutions which will be hallmarks of the "post EHR" era.
By John Halamka 08:12 am January 30, 2013
The Standards and Policy Committees met on Jan. 29 in Washington in joint session to take testimony from expert stakeholders about health information exchange.
By David Lareau 08:37 am January 15, 2013
There are many reasons why our country’s healthcare costs are so high. Just look at the numbers: Globally, the average healthcare expenditure per capita is less than $1,000. In the US, it’s more than $8,000. Japan spends a bit more than $3,000 per capita; Brazil less than $1,000, and the U.K. a bit less than half of what we do.

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