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Meaningful Use

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Sharing electronic records with patients gains traction, raises new concerns

More hospitals and physicians are choosing to provide their patients with access to their electronic records, but the practice is also raising new controversies.

Community health centers embrace EHRs, collect occupational health info

Community health centers are making significant progress in adopting electronic health records, according to the latest data from HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration.

Hospitals using Meaningful Use med measures report fewer adverse drug events

Hospitals in Florida that implemented the medical management measures required by Meaningful Use reported significant drops in adverse drug events, according to a new study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

EHR use correlates with predicted, reduced mortality

Hospitals with greater electronic health record capabilities can better predict and decrease mortality rates, according to a new study published by HIMSS Analytics.

Hospital CIO: Healthcare lags in harnessing IT

As industries flourish thanks to advances in technology and information sharing, healthcare lags far behind, says Dick Escue, CIO at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Providers: Be prepared for 'EHR creep'

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2015 provider payment rules, many of which have been released this month, are receiving a lot of attention. But I'm surprised that one of the most consistent themes throughout them--"EHR creep"--has received very little publicity.

ONC quality measures workgroup wraps up, sets stage for transition

The Health IT Policy Committee's quality measures workgroup wrapped up its last meeting Aug. 12, noting how much it had has accomplished in the past four years, but looking forward to work left to be done as it transitions into the new Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use workgroup.

Stakeholders to ONC: No one architecture perfect for EHRs, data sharing

Interoperability is a major part of Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, but the timeframes may be too short to transition from current Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture used in Stage 2 to the application program interfaces (APIs) and proposed HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Standard for Stage 3, according to vendors and stakeholders speaking at a recent joint Health IT Policy and Standards Committee listening session.

Collaborative creates model for reporting to state cancer surveillance registry

Collaboration among stakeholders is key to implementing a disease specific surveillance program through interoperable reporting of data from physician practices to a public health registry, according to a new case study published in the journal  eGEMS.

Final IPPS rule tweaks Meaningful Use program

As promised, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule updating the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year 2015 makes several changes to the Meaningful Use electronic health record incentive program, but not as much as the proposed IPPS rule, issued earlier this spring.