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December 11, 2011  8:03 PM

Delays to meaningful use stage 2



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health record, HHS, Meaningful use, MU, MU stage 2, Stage 2

On Nov. 30, 2011, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced a policy change effectively delaying stage 2 meaningful use. The goal of the change is to allow for a greater increase...

July 10, 2011  9:37 PM

CMS is testing new reimbursement models for patients with dual membership



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Dual eligibles, Health care reform, HHS, Medicaid, Medicare, Reform

As we continue to be reminded of the state of our deficit and the need to raise the debt ceiling, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to push through and test different initiatives that will help cut costs in the health care arena. Many state leaders are...


May 22, 2011  8:38 PM

Meaningful Use Stage 2 recommendations to the HIT standards committee



Posted by: RedaChouffani
MU, Stage 2

With incentives payments well underway for health organizations that have met all meaningful use criteria for stage 1, many are still wondering what the final requirements will look like for Stage 2 and 3 of MU.


April 24, 2011  9:14 PM

CMS attestation website ready for meaningful use stage 1 reporting



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

On April 18, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive website, allowing eligible providers (EPs) to utilize the web based system to attest that they have met meaningful...


March 6, 2011  3:46 PM

How to avoid penalties related to CMS electronic prescribing in 2012



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Compliance, e-prescribing, Electronic Perscribing, eRX, MIPPA

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February 13, 2011  9:22 PM

Direct Project showcases new pilot programs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Direct Project, EHR, HIE

On Feb. 2, two pilot projects launched promoting electronic health records exchange through the Direct Project.  The two states that are currently listed with these initiatives are Rhode Island and Minnesota, though there are several other states that will undergo a similar initiative to support...


February 13, 2011  7:21 PM

Top 7 steps for a successful business intelligence implementation in a meaningful use era



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI, business intelligence, Stage 2, Stage 3

In a recent article, I reviewed the HIT Policy Committee's proposed measures for meaningful use stages two and three. As we begin to see more questions in regard to which measures will make it to the final requirements, with much of the focus being on clinical...


October 1, 2010  11:53 PM

The first certified Products in the market place and the future of EHR vendors



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ceertified EHR, future of EHR, too big to fail EHR

 

On October 1st, 2010 the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has announced the first set of “Certified EHR” solutions that are capable of meeting the Stage 1 of meaningful use outlined as art of the requirements from...


September 19, 2010  9:31 PM

ONC anounces a new testing body for EHR certification



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ATCB, Certified-EHR

On September 17thof 2010 InfoGard Laboratories, Inc. from San Luis Obispo, CA announced that they will be the third ONC-Authorized testing and certification body. This will allow now all EHR vendors to...


July 29, 2010  9:53 PM

What’s ahead of EHR software vendors



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Certified-EHR, NIST, test procedures

It is undeniable that our healthcare system is undergoing some major transformations. Many of which are aimed to improve quality of care and patient safety. Since the release of the Medicare and Medicaid...


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