Meaningful Use

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CHIME: Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposals 'unworkable'

Stage 3 is of Meaningful Use is too ambitious, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says in comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week on the proposed rule.

HL7's Reed Gelzer: EHR malpractice problem at 'critical mass'

As electronic health records become more common, they are increasingly the medical records relied on in medical malpractice litigation--often to the detriment of the provider, not only causing or contributing to the malpractice but also in not supporting provider's defense. 

Meaningful Use is not the right model for a telemedicine incentive program

Telemedicine has been receiving a lot of media attention recently, with initiatives in Congress, the  Federation of State Medical Board's Interstate Licensure Compact now ready to launch, and more health insurers than ever paying for it. So I'm a bit surprised that a  recent proposal published in  Telemedicine and e-Health  has garnered so little attention, positive or negative.

Meaningful Use: A model for telemedicine adoption?

The Meaningful Use incentive program model could be used to create a telemedicine incentive program and increase adoption of the service, according to a new article in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Larger doc practices use narrower array of EHR products

The electronic health record vendor market for larger physician practices is focused on a smaller selection of products than those used in small practices, according to a new report from AmericanEHR Partners, a free online resource founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies.

We need to get to the root of the coordination of care problem

Why is there still such as disconnect between the Meaningful Use program's vision of interoperability and its use in the real world?

HIT Policy Committee workgroups: Stage 3 rule in need of fine-tuning

The Health IT Policy Committee workgroups agree with much, but not all of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' suggestions in its proposed rule implementing Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.

CDC: Meaningful Use eCQMs 'invaluable' for tracking public health

Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) from electronic health records will be "invaluable" for monitoring clinical conditions, according to a new  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Study supports MU Stage 2 threshold for e-prescribing

While adverse drug events are less likely in patients with diabetes when their doctors practice higher levels of e-prescribing, not all groups of patients are equally served by the practice, according to a study published Wednesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Legislators grill Karen DeSalvo on interoperability

The issue of poor interoperability between electronic health record systems took center stage at a Senate hearing Tuesday focusing on the promise of precision medicine.