Do hospitals/providers NEED CDS systems? Is there anything in the MU core that requires it?
Answer Question | March 25, 2013 8:33 pm
CDS, ehr, Meaningful use
Many EHR vendors provide PCMH solutions to allow physician practices to become a PCMH. What are some standalone PCMH solutions that integrate with an EHR through an API?
Answer Question | February 22, 2013 5:05 pm
ehr, Meaningful use, PCMH
How should health care providers decide where EHR and MU bonus money should go? Are there any stipulations in the legislation?
Answer Question | February 12, 2013 5:01 pm
ehr, Meaningful use
How much do you think meaningful use stage 3′s final rule will vary from the proposals? Will it vary more or less than the difference between stage 2′s proposals and final rule?
Answer Question | December 3, 2012 6:27 pm
Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, meaningful use stage 3
What’s next for healthcare? Health information technology? Stage 3 and 4 MU?
Answer Question | January 10, 2013 5:13 pm
ehr, healthcare it, Meaningful use, MU
How do you get Epic Certification?
Answer Question | September 25, 2012 6:19 pm
If two practices are sharing a single certified EHR system, can they attest for meaningful use separately?
Answer Question | March 14, 2012 7:07 pm
EHR implementation, EHR Incentive, Meaningful use stage 1
The EHR incentive program requires that EPs and hospitals demonstrate the capability to submit electronic data to immunization registries and public health agencies. Is there a list of public health agencies and immunization registries where this data should be sent?
Answer Question | March 14, 2012 6:30 pm
EHR Incentive, Health information exchange, Meaningful use
What if an EHR system is certified to meet meaningful use requirements (for stage 1, anyway) but is not performing as expected? Is there any recourse for the buyer? Are the EHR certification bodies accountable, or just the EHR vendor?
Answer Question | March 15, 2012 4:16 pm
EHR Certification, EHR implementation
What services besides the exchanging of data are HIEs prominently providing? ePrescribing, secure e-messaging, Direct Project?
Answer Question | January 16, 2012 6:48 pm
Data exchange, Direct Project, ePrescribing, eRx, Health information exchanges, HIEs
What is the future of MU incentives being applied to those in the Long Term Care arena? This group has been left out of the meaningful use pie to date, yet for total industry interoperability and a true connected care continuum, I can’t see how this segmentation is sustainable.
Answer Question | December 2, 2011 8:02 pm
Coordinated care, EHR incentives, Interoperability, Long term care, LTC facilities, Meaningful use, MU
Our Radiology groups that bill more than 10% of their services as out patient charges are getting indication from CMS sources that they will be an “eligible provider” and have to implement an ambulatory EMR to be eligible for incentives and to avoid the coming penalties. How are radiology groups planning to deal with this...
Answer Question | October 18, 2011 3:29 pm
meaningful use incentives, Radiology
How far along is you facility as far as attesting for meaningful use? If you have already attested, how did the process work?
Answer Question | October 12, 2011 4:05 pm
attesting, Meaningful use
I am just finishing the HIT program and will want to take the certificcation test. Has anyone taken it and what did you use to study for it? Thanks
Answer Question | October 17, 2011 6:41 pm
In order to collect the full amount of Meaningful Use incentives for Medicare ($18,000 for the first year), the last day to start using a certified technology (EHR) is Jan 1, 2012 and I have to use it for the entire year (Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012) before i can attest for the...
Answer Question | September 27, 2011 4:55 pm
Meaningful use stage 1
CompTia recently announced a new certification for Heath Care IT Technicians. http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certificates/hittech.aspx Do you think this certification will have any real value in the marketplace?
Answer Question | September 13, 2011 8:32 pm
It is so very hard to go through the mountains of paperwork for Medicare and the upcoming meaningful use with all it’s complex parts, and also have to worry about HIPAA and how to meet all our security needs with emr sharing across networks and so forth. What is the best way to approach this?
Answer Question | August 25, 2011 8:14 pm
ARRA, HIPAA, Meaningful use, Medicare
So how are people currently addressing HIPAA compliance on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). And are you using a single solution or multiple solutions for different device OS – Blackberry, iOS, Android, WebOS, ChromeOS, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, etc. Are you using native applications or web applications for patient information?
Answer Question | June 27, 2011 5:59 pm
Compliance, HIPAA, smartphones, tablets
I got the below from this CMS website.https://www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/EHR_TipSheet_Medicare_Hosp.pdf [em style="outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;">Data on acute care hospital discharges from the hospital’s most recently filed 12-month cost...
Answer Question | May 12, 2011 4:54 pm
I am looking for a white paper/document which summarizes the CMS requirements of Meaningful use stage 1 requirements. In order to get incentive payment from CMS , an Eligible Provider (EP) or a Hospital need to meet these requirements by implementing an Electronic Health Record system. If a similar summary document is available for Meaningful...
Answer Question | November 3, 2011 7:30 pm
Meaningful use stage 1, Meaningful use stage 2, regulation