Meaningful use

Bend in the road
By Mike Miliard 10:15 am September 21, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveys the state of a digitizing health system in a new report, taking stock of the meaningful use program's successes and limitations -- and forecasting emerging healthcare trends.
Speech bubbles
By Mike Miliard 12:19 pm September 18, 2015
When we set out to survey Healthcare IT News readers about their electronic health record platforms, we expected they'd have a lot to say. And boy, did they ever. Responses were detailed, documenting specific problem areas and suggesting lots of ideas for improvement.
Questions
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:57 am September 18, 2015
In health IT, the lingo is continuously evolving and stakeholders don't necessarily agree on a single definition for each term. Sometimes these new terms even just describe older concepts. Little wonder, our columnist writes, that providers sometimes feel in the dark.
AMA headquarters
By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am September 18, 2015
The American Medical Association and 41 medical societies today urged the government to hit the pause button on Stage 3 meaningful use, the final stage of the program.
Doctor using laptop
By Bernie Monegain 06:29 am September 18, 2015
More than eight in 10 doctors across the country -- or 83 percent -- have adopted electronic health record systems, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
US Senate
By Bernie Monegain 07:25 am September 17, 2015
Republican Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for a delay until Jan. 1, 2017, for putting into effect the final rules for Stage 3 of the federal government's EHR Incentive Program.
thumbs down
By Mike Miliard 11:02 am September 14, 2015
As more and more reports pile up cataloging provider frustrations with EHR functionality and usability, the Office of the National Coordinator has launched an online form where users can log complaints about certified products.
Error screen
By Erin McCann 10:49 am September 09, 2015
Is your electronic health record ONC-certified? Turns out, even if your EHR vendor and product is "certified" as meeting certain usability requirements, they might not actually be doing so, according to new analysis.
Clapping
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:08 am September 08, 2015
Does anyone remember the Clapper? Y'know: "Clap on! (clap, clap) Clap Off! (clap, clap)." Our columnist points out that some electronic health records, unfortunately, have more in common with that old technology than one might think.
Passing the baton
By Mike Miliard 12:52 pm September 04, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has handed the baton to the Office of Management and Budget, as the rules for Stage 3 meaningful use and the modifications to Stage 2 inch closer to finalization.

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