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Nebraska hospital goes paperless by emphasizing workflow

A Nebraska critical access hospital found success in going paperless by focusing on its work processes, according to a case study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

The 'faux' MU flexibility rule: A ghost no matter what

Not two weeks ago, I questioned whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's continued rigidity in its stop gap "flexible" Meaningful Use rule for 2014 would come back to haunt the agencies. Turns out I was right. Stakeholders are rebelling--and in a number of different ways.

Proposed legislation shortens 2015 MU reporting window to 90 days

Legislation introduced to Congress on Tuesday would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow eligible hospitals and providers looking to attest to Meaningful Use in 2015 a 90-day window to do so, as opposed to a 365-day reporting period.

ONC takes steps to increase Blue Button use

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched two initiatives this week to increase patient access to their electronic health records via the Blue Button project.

Healthcare stakeholders 'incredibly concerned' about Meaningful Use reporting period

Seventeen major stakeholders have joined forces in a rising groundswell, sending a joint letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell urging immediate relief from the Meaningful Use program's full year reporting requirement using 2014 certification criteria in 2015.

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