Health IT Pulse:

February, 2014

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February 27, 2014  11:48 AM

ONC’s proposed 2015 EHR certification standards open to comment period

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR implementation, meaningful use stage 2

Following through on their promise to update certification criteria more frequently, the ONC has released its proposed rule for 2015 voluntary EHR certification standards.

February 25, 2014  2:39 PM

HIMSS survey respondents say more money needed to help meet stage 2

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Health IT, HIMSS, HIMSS 2014, meaningful use stage 1, meaningful use stage 2

More than 90% of respondents to the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey reported that their organizations have met the requirements for stage 1 of meaningful use. The


February 19, 2014  11:07 AM

Electronic submission of medical device reports now a requirement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, FDASIA, investigational device exemption, UDI

The Food and Drug Administration's finalized rule for medical device surveillance requires manufacturers to submit reports for individual medical device adverse events. The medical device reports (MDRs) are now required to be submitted electronically to the FDA, which can then analyze and store the...


February 11, 2014  11:32 AM

Meaningful use incentive payments top $19 billion, 88% of hospitals included

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR incentive program, health IT policy committee, meaningful use incentives, meaningful use stage 3

Nearly 88% of eligible hospitals have received a payment for participating in the EHR incentive program, as noted in data shared at a recent Health IT Policy Committee meeting. The payments were either given to...


February 4, 2014  2:50 PM

CLIA update makes way for direct disclosure of patient lab results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIPAA Privacy Rule, lab results, PHI, Short Message Service

Laboratories are now allowed to give patients access to their full test reports as a result of an update to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988. The rule also grants the same permission to personal...


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