Meaningful use

By Bernie Monegain 09:27 am August 11, 2015
Even as the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology puts interoperability front and center this week, a new survey shows healthcare professionals are skeptical it can even be achieved in 10 years.
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By Mike Miliard 10:07 am August 10, 2015
Their patience wearing thin, a group of leading hospital organizations is imploring Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to publish pending meaningful use modifications sooner rather than later.
Susan DeVore
By Bernie Monegain 01:57 pm August 06, 2015
Healthcare improvement alliance Premier will spend $400 million to acquire CECity, a privately-held, SaaS-based healthcare solutions company. Much like Premier, CECity focuses on performance management and improvement, pay-for-value reporting and professional education.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Tom Sullivan 07:47 am August 04, 2015
ONC head Karen DeSalvo, MD, is slated to appear for a Senate committee hearing to determine whether it will grant her its nomination.
Rep. Renee Ellmers
By Bernie Monegain 10:14 am July 31, 2015
New legislation introduced Thursday by Republican North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers provides relief from the government's meaningful use requirements -- and puts Stage 3 on hold indefinitely.
By Jack Beaudoin 12:35 pm July 28, 2015
The Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a set of recommendations to Congress it says will speed up medical cures and innovation. Central to its recommendations is the use of healthcare IT for post-approval studies.
Stressed doctor
By Diana Manos 07:57 am July 27, 2015
The process has been repeated time and again: Regulators issue proposed rulemaking, stakeholders comment, a final version manifests. So what, this time, has the industry concerned in the case of two pieces of meaningful use?
By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm July 23, 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said Thursday that he's asked the Department of Health and Human Services to consider delaying the move toward Stage 3 meaningful use.
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By Erin McCann 11:05 am July 22, 2015
When it comes to EHRs, many docs are more frustrated than ever. And they let that be known Monday at an American Medical Association Town Hall, bringing their EHR challenges and experiences to the fore.
Confused man at laptop
By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am July 22, 2015
"Given the distance between the proposed rules of the meaningful use program and the reality of the healthcare market, the program's success should be considered a miracle," write one Brookings fellow.

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