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May 9, 2012  12:58 PM

Will election influence meaningful use stage 2 release date?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Barack Obama, hitech, Meaningful use

Here at SearchHealthIT, we're creating an office pool for when the final meaningful use stage 2 rule will drop. National HIT policy leader and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD...

September 14, 2011  12:30 PM

ONC tackles health IT patient engagement; will it work?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Barack Obama, HIE, hitech, ONC

This is a big week for patient engagement, at least at a national level. To wit:

April 1, 2011  10:05 AM

CMS official explains the EHR attestation process

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CMS, EHR attestation process, hitech, HITECH Act

Providers may begin the attestation process for receiving electronic health record incentive payments April 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

February 2, 2011  5:26 PM

It’s been a stormy couple of weeks for Health IT

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Anthony Guerra, Barack Obama, health information exchange, Health IT, health reform, hitech, ONC, regional extension centers, Sarah Palin

It's been a stormy fortnight, weather-wise, for a good chunk of the country. In Washington, health care and health IT initiatives were battered by winds of potential political change as well. It started out well.

September 1, 2010  8:42 AM

ONC doles out first EHR certification powers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CCHIT, EHR, EHR certification, hitech, ONC, ONC-ACTB

The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made its long-awaited announcement naming the first 

July 21, 2010  10:55 AM

CIOs: Meaningful use final rule will qualify more for incentives

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ARRA, CHIME, CMS, Compliance, CPOE, EHR, electronic health records, EMR, health care, Healthcare, hhs, hitech, incentives, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, medicaid, medicare

Like all stakeholders in the health care world who are rolling out or upgrading electronic health record (EHR) systems, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is still parsing the 1,100 pages of

June 16, 2010  12:01 AM

Newt Gingrich votes for GE Centricity SaaS EHR

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
centricity, EHR, GE, hitech, newt gingrich

Tuesday, GE Healthcare unveiled Centricity, a Software as a Service (SaaS) electronic health record (EHR) for ambulatory practices. Only 15% of these solo primary care docs, small group practices and specialists have implemented EHRs, according to GE's count. Meaning, 85% of the market is up for...

June 9, 2010  12:01 AM

HITECH naysayers come out of the woodwork

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, emr hitech act, Google, google health, hitech, phr

Ray Campbell, head of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), probably didn't surprise many people last week at his organization's annual meeting in Boston when he outlined the many ways the HITECH Act-fueled national health IT...

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