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The latest estimates from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services show that 85% of Meaningful Use early adopters attested successfully for the third consecutive year. Last year, 224,000 total eligible professionals attested. Below is a breakdown of that number: 63,000 first-year attesters 114,000 second-year attesters 47,000 third-year attesters However the majority of eligible providers  [ Read More ]

According to the latest white paper released by Gary & Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, greater interoperability of mobile medical devices not only allows for better communication, but has the potential to save the nation more than $30 billion a year in wasteful healthcare  [ Read More ]

The success and expansion of healthcare IT is dependent on patient engagement. However the question many providers have is how to assure that patients are comfortable using the technology and will implement it as part of their daily lives. Stage 2 meaningful use mandates that 5% of patients view, download, and transmit their own health  [ Read More ]

During Stage 2 of EHR adoption and implementation, providers will focus more on filling in the gaps with the information used in Stage 1 rather than working on improvements, which is a process that will happen in a later stage. In addition, Stage 2 of the incentive program will center on patient engagement. According to  [ Read More ]

In a quest to meet Meaningful Use mandates to be accessible to more patients, healthcare providers have sometimes had to sacrifice patient attention. Communication is a critical component of engagement, whether during a visit to a healthcare provider or during a hospital stay. There are many ways to engage patients that can improve their health  [ Read More ]

Because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has shelled out about $19 million of their $27 million budget in just three months, physicians should assume that they will be audited and make preparations so they are not caught off guard and the audit goes as smoothly as possible. Audits have been occurring frequently across  [ Read More ]

We are pleased to announce that after participating in a rigorous testing process, IMS (Intelligent Medical Software) has been certified for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The three key requirements of Stage 2 are: • Longer reporting periods with more data collection • Patient engagement in their own healthcare • The creation of health information exchanges  [ Read More ]

A recent article published on EHRIntelligence.com focused on the Health IT Policy Committee’s newest draft recommendations for Stage 3 of EHR Meaningful Use. The suggestions center around quality, patient safety, and timely interventions through population health management and clinical decision support. It’s hoped that these suggestions for the eight objectives will lead to a transition  [ Read More ]

The Meaningful Use incentive program has been a positive motivator for healthcare IT innovation and adoption, but some feel that the investment from healthcare providers has also been a distraction. The industry expects that, in four years, the MU program will have run its course, making way for private venture capital funding which will bring  [ Read More ]

This week marks five years since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which allocated $25 billion to increasing the use of electronic health records, and some patient advocate groups are celebrating its success. Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, stated that the widespread use of EHRs by providers made  [ Read More ]