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meaningful use stage 3


December 15, 2015  3:03 PM

Data breaches and shaky future of meaningful use on DirectTrust’s 2016 prediction list

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health data exchange, health data security, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3

Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone.

The third stage of the meaningful use program may be stalled or cancelled in 2016, according to...

October 6, 2015  12:40 PM

Senate Health Committee chairman directs ONC to halt stage 3 of meaningful use program

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
gao, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Lamar Alexander, meaningful use stage 3, ONC, Senate Health Committee

Stage 2 of the meaningful use program is too complicated. Because of its sophistication, most physicians and hospitals haven't successfully attested to stage 2 and ONC shouldn't rush into stage 3 of meaningful use, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) asserted at a U.S. Senate Committee on Health,...


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


March 26, 2015  9:32 AM

Halamka and Tripathi take aim at meaningful use stage 3

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, halamka, meaningful use stage 3, ONC

The health IT world reeled when CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT unleashed more than 700 pages of proposed rulemaking for meaningful use stage 3 for healthcare providers and EHR vendors. Now...


January 29, 2015  2:34 PM

Responding to industry pressure, CMS plans to shorten meaningful use reporting to 90 days

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
CHIME, CMS, EHR, electronic health record, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 3, stage 2

Relief is coming for thousands of providers who worried about gathering and reporting EHR data for 365 days as part of stage 2 of the government's meaningful...


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 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 14, 2013  2:57 PM

Patient-generated data standards: Stage 3 meaningful use?

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Doug Fridsma, health IT policy committee, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3, ONC

The Health IT Policy Committee put patient-generated data on the agenda when it included a provision in its stage 3 meaningful use request for...

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January 17, 2013  4:36 PM

Stage 3 meaningful use proposals draw criticism, applause

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
american hospital association, american medical association, CHIME, meaningful use stage 3

The comment period for the Health IT Policy Committee's stage 3 meaningful use recommendations passed this week. Several professional groups took...


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