Meaningful use

Frustrated doctor
By Sherree Geyer 10:10 am May 11, 2015
Recent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, which benchmarked reimbursement to the U.S. gross domestic product, could complicate things for IT systems already overburdened with federal reporting regulations.
Applause
By Bernie Monegain 11:08 am May 08, 2015
President Obama's nomination of ONC Chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, to the post of Assistant HHS Secretary, did not surprise many in health IT circles. After all, she was already Acting Assistant Secretary. As some stakeholders say, if she is confirmed, they will have an advocate in an even higher position in government.
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Bernie Monegain 09:23 am May 07, 2015
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, has been nominated by President Obama to the post of Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If she is confirmed by the Senate, she would step down as National Coordinator for Health IT, a post she has held since January 2014.
Crystal ball
By Brian Ahier 09:28 am May 05, 2015
Conversations at HIMSS conferences in recent years have been largely dominated by meaningful use. This year, a great deal of talk was about going past MU and beginning to look at outcomes as opposed to process measures.
Analytics
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am April 30, 2015
As HHS pursues aggressive new timelines for the shift to value-based care, providers have just a couple years to start putting their data to work in service of more efficient care for healthier patient populations.
Sen. Lamar Alexander
By Bernie Monegain 09:40 am April 30, 2015
Unhappy with the state of electronic health records across the country two U.S. Senators have decided to take the matter into their own hands.
Carrot
By Bernie Monegain 09:54 am April 28, 2015
The $25 billion EMR market will continue to grow even after the government incentives for doctors and hospitals to go digital have vanished, according to new research from Kalorama Information.
portals population health
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am April 28, 2015
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious.
Woman with laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am April 23, 2015
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing the requisite.
Network
By John Andrews 06:22 am April 23, 2015
The draft interoperability roadmap released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT contains so many details in its 166-pages that has been called "meaningful use on steroids."

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