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February 25, 2013  9:59 PM

Enhanced security from Dell’s Latitude 10



Posted by: RedaChouffani
DELL, EHR certification, Latitude 10, mhealth, tablets

Dell has launched the Latitude 10, a tablet PC with new capabilities.  The device's benefits lie chiefly...

January 1, 2013  10:35 AM

Health IT 2012 summary



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BIG DATA, Meaningful use, mhealth, RFID, RTLS, telemedicine

We are saying goodbye to the year 2012 and welcoming 2013. There are certainly few subjects that occupied the collective minds' of health organizations in 2012 and some of which will continue to be around in the new year. Here is a short list of subjects that dominated the health IT arena: EHR...


December 10, 2012  10:40 PM

Meaningful use stage 2 revisions published by the HHS



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, Meaningful use, Meaningful use stage 2

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued revisions to the 2014 Edition of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, and offered revisions to the EHR Incentive Program....


October 1, 2012  9:30 PM

A preview of what’s being considered as part of meaningful use stage 3



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HHS, Meaningful use, Meaningful use stage 2, MU 3, ONC, Stage 3

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final requirements for stage 2 EHR incentive programs in August 2012. Among the items that have been identified as part of the requirements in stage 2 were information exchange, care...


August 27, 2012  8:12 PM

Final ruling on meaningful use stage 2



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Meaningful use, Stage 2

On August 23rd, 2012 Federal officials released the final stage 2 rule for meaningful use here.  This marks the finalized revisions of the ruling.  The...


May 13, 2012  6:20 PM

Health information privacy and security measures in the meaningful use stage 1



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, Meaningful use, privacy, security

Privacy and Security continue to be on top of the health IT priority list. And as some of the new measures associated with Meaningful Use Stage 2 open up Electronic Health Information to patients as well as health information Exchange qualified entities, many IT executives are gearing up for more...


January 22, 2012  11:26 PM

EHR-Lite through HIEs: The new EHR alternative?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR certification, EHR-Lite, Health Information Exchanges, HIE, HIEs, Meaningful use

As providers continue to connect and use HIEs (Health Information Exchanges), several other non-EHR/HIE users are beginning to see the value that it can provide if they, too, become paperless and get connected. Because of this, some of these caregivers are turning to the new EHR alternative being...


January 22, 2012  11:23 PM

MU attestation vendor data available for analysis



Posted by: RedaChouffani
attestation, EHR incentives, Meaningful use, MU

Meaningful use attestation data is now available on Data.gov. The information represents the...


January 15, 2012  5:55 PM

The publication of the Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR compliance, Electronic claims submission, Interim Final Rule, Meaningful use, MU, Revenue cycle

The Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules for electronic funds transfer and operation rules for remittance advice was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. The rules...


January 8, 2012  8:05 PM

CMS releases final notice for initial 26 quality measures



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Affordable Care Act, AHRQ, CMS, Core measures, EHR, Meaningful use, Quality reporting

On Jan. 4, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the final notice for the initial core set of health care quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults, a requirement from...


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