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Meaningful Use

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Groups want 'streamlined,' less restrictive MU program

Growing interoperability and usability concerns with electronic health records were the impetus behind a letter sent Wednesday to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell by several healthcare associations and providers systems pushing for a revised approach to Meaningful Use.

Pollyanna ONC highlights interoperability mistakes made in the past

I presume that I'm not the only person who finds the occasional disconnect between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's blog posts and the real data behind them amusing.

AMA issues blueprint to improve Meaningful Use

The American Medical Association, frustrated by physicians' continued struggles with meeting the Meaningful Use requirements, has created a blueprint to refocus and revamp the entire Meaningful Use program.

JASON task force to ONC: Consider delaying MU Stage 3 incentives

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should narrow Meaningful Use Stage 3 to focus on interoperability and "assertively monitor" the transition to public APIs but implement only "non-regulatory steps" to catalyze the transition, according to ONC's JASON task force.

ONC: Interoperability up, but barriers remain

Providers are continuing to adopt electronic health records and share patient data, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will continue to support these efforts, according to their annual report to Congress on the HITECH Act.

EHRs give advance directive objective short shrift

Electronic health records have fallen down on the job when it comes to dealing with the advance directive objective, according to a new blog post from Carl Bergman.

Provider groups: Extension of MU exemption efforts step in the right direction

Provider groups--particularly those representing practice managers and individual doctors--expressed optimism following the decision Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for Meaningful Use hardship applications to Nov. 30.

KLAS: 6 percent of providers have attained 'advanced' interoperability

Providers are on the path to interoperability, but they're not necessarily crediting their vendor for it, according to a new report from KLAS Research.

CMS to reopen MU hardship applications through Nov. 30

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reconsidered its original position not to extend the deadline for applying for Meaningful Use hardship exemptions and  reopened the application submission period through Nov. 30,  according to an announcement.

CORHIO's Morgan Honea: Data exchange a 'sunken cost' without payment reform

In part 2 of FierceEMR 's exclusive interview with CORHIO Executive Director Morgan Honea, the former practice administrator addresses the correlation between technology effectiveness and new payment models, and shares his thoughts on the federal government's role in pushing the use of health information technology.