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Meaningful use


February 23, 2017  4:31 PM

HIMSS 2017 conference: new health IT beyond meaningful use and EHRs

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, HIMSS, Meaningful use, ONC

The HIMSS 2017 conference, as usual, put up some good numbers. This year's edition of the country's biggest annual gathering of the health IT tribes registered...

September 16, 2016  3:57 PM

HHS awards over $87 million to encourage adoption of health IT

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, hhs, Meaningful use

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding over $87 million in funding to more than 1,300 health centers in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to support health IT enhancements. Ultimately, the purpose of this funding is...


July 1, 2016  3:03 PM

ONC sets MACRA interoperability measures

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Interoperability, Meaningful use, ONC

Responding to Congress' call last year to define health IT interoperability measures that Medicare providers must meet to receive reimbursement under new value-based models, ONC has published the measures.The new measures are now part of


March 29, 2016  3:20 PM

Group submits proposal for changing weight of meaningful use objectives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHA, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Though the criteria and focus of the meaningful use program have changed on multiple occasions...


March 16, 2016  1:01 PM

Healthcare groups call for 90-day meaningful use reporting period

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CHIME, CMS, Meaningful use

In a familiar refrain, a coalition of 34 healthcare organizations -- including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) -- has called on CMS to "act...


January 5, 2016  3:16 PM

Massachusetts behavioral health facilities incentivized to use health IT

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
behavioral health, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Nearly 180 behavioral health facilities in Massachusetts are sharing more than $1 million in grant funds to support them in their use of health IT, such as implementing EHRs and health information...

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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 20, 2015  1:21 PM

Group’s letter challenges ONC’s timeline for nationwide interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AAFP, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Meaningful use, ONC

Healthcare professionals and groups noticed the signs that the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is shifting its focus from the meaningful use program to health data interoperability. Now, many of those groups are questioning why ONC designated 2024 as the year by which...


August 11, 2015  10:25 AM

Flex-IT 2: Another crack at changing meaningful use reporting requirements

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR incentive program, Flex-IT 2, Interoperability, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation, meaningul use hardship exceptions

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) influenced some change in her previous attempt to make things simpler for providers trying to keep up with meaningful use reporting requirements. So she's trying again. H.R. 3309, the Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act -- or...


July 28, 2015  11:04 AM

Family physicians find meaningful use audits are expensive, unhelpful

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR, EHR attestation process, Meaningful use, meaningful use audits

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) didn't get the response it desired when it sent a letter of concern about the meaningful use audit program to CMS in...


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