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meaningful use stage 2


May 21, 2015  8:28 AM

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances poised to take off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

E-prescribing has come of age. Now it’s e-prescribing of controlled substances’ (EPCS) turn. In 2014, 56% of U.S. physicians and 95% of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on the Surescripts Inc. network, according to a new

March 30, 2015  8:55 AM

Pages and pages of stage 3 rules — and moving on from stage 2; population health’s ties to machine learning; UIs hamstring VNAs

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
athenahealth, CHIME, CMS, EHR certification, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3, population health management, Storage and PACS, VNA, Wearable devices

Spring break sure sounds good to me after CMS dropped 700-plus pages of proposed regulatory rules for stage 3 meaningful use and EHR certification for the healthcare IT industry to study up on. Opinions quickly flew around the Web about the most important parts of the proposals. Reporter


November 10, 2014  10:36 AM

Meaningful use stage 2 attestation numbers remain anemic

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CMS, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released the most recent monthly status report with updated meaningful use attestation data, and health IT observers...


September 25, 2014  3:23 PM

CMS FAQs clarify meaningful use attestation rules

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CQMs, EHR incentive program, EHR incentives, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

For providers working on stage 2 meaningful use attestation who have questions on criteria such as summary of care documents, clinical quality measures (CQMs) or when their EHR incentive checks will be in the mail, good...


August 28, 2014  3:04 PM

CMS releases EHR “randomizer” for meaningful use stage 2 criteria

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CCDA, EHR, meaningful use stage 2

CMS and ONC are encouraging providers to use the provider user guide for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) EHR Randomizer software, a tool that aims to help providers meet the


July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AAFP, EHR, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to


July 8, 2014  1:16 PM

Test of certified EHR systems finds flaws in document exchange process

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
C-CDA, certified EHR technology, EHR certification, meaningful use stage 2

Federal regulators proposed to extend the meaningful use compliance deadline for providers who may still be working to meet stage 2 regulations in 2015. It turns...


June 18, 2014  3:58 PM

CMS releases more granular meaningful use stage 2 attestation numbers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Karen DeSalvo, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

CMS released more vendor-specific numbers on meaningful use stage 2 attestation, after


June 13, 2014  11:45 AM

Meaningful use stage 2 attestations creep forward

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ICD-10, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

According to CMS numbers publicized at a June Health IT Policy Committee meeting, meaningful use stage 2 attestation is happening. How deep into the U.S. healthcare provider market it will penetrate is still up for speculation and debate. But there's no denying it's underway, and the...


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.


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