Meaningful use

pile of money
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm June 19, 2015
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House Appropriations Committee has its way, that funding will vanish in FY16.
doctors talking over paperwork
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm June 18, 2015
New research under way at University at Buffalo School of Nursing could lead to automating hospital discharge communication and reducing readmissions, enabling critical data to get to community healthcare providers in hours, rather than weeks.
doctor handcuffed holding a stethoscope
By Bernie Monegain 01:59 pm June 18, 2015
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital, Joe White, has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to meaningful use fraud, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced June 17.
close up on doctor using an EHR
By Mike Miliard 11:05 am June 17, 2015
Frustrated with poor functionality and usability, more and more buyers of electronic health records find themselves having second thoughts and replacing their existing systems, a new report shows.
Capitol building
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am June 17, 2015
Several healthcare industry trade organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make changes large and small to its proposed rule for meaningful use.
By Bernie Monegain 10:07 am June 17, 2015
The American Medical Group Association, a trade association that represents medical groups and health systems, is calling for bolstering the healthcare IT infrastructure to ensure it will support the anticipated increased requirements for data transmission in the years ahead.
Health data icons
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:11 am June 12, 2015
"We the people want easy, electronic access to our health information." That's the goal of Get My Health Data, the new patient advocacy effort launched by former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD. But what does that mean in practice? Our columnist tries to find out.
By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am June 11, 2015
"We're here today to announce an intensive review of electronic health records," Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced at the start of a hearing before the panel Wednesday.
Two divided groups of people
By Mike Miliard 09:46 am June 10, 2015
A new study from Weill Cornell Medical College, published this week in Health Affairs, points to the emergence of "systematic differences" between physicians who participated in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and those who didn't.
By Mike Miliard 09:23 am June 09, 2015
Accountable care and care continuity are not the same thing, but they have a whole lot in common. And the former pretty much depends on the latter. In Europe, much more than in the U.S., "they're very attuned to continuity of care."

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