A majority of hospital CIOs recently polled by healthsystemCIO.com called the Meaningful Use program flawed and agreed with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' proposal earlier this month to extend Stage 2 by one year.
Industry stakeholders continue to weigh in with their opinions about whether the Meaningful Use program should be "rebooted," with the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association in strong disagreement with GOP senators that the program needs to be overhauled.
The adoption of electronic health record systems has increased "dramatically," more than doubling since 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' latest figures, released May 22
While both the American Hospital Association and Healthcare Innovation Council, led by health IT consultancy Anthelio, agree with several Meaningful Use concerns laid out by Republican lawmakers in a white paper published last month, AHA officials say the program should not be rebooted.
Providers need to make more effective use of patient problem lists in their electronic health records, according to speakers participating on a recent webinar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources Services Administration.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new guidance to help eligible professionals participate in both the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and the Physician Quality Reporting System program. Eligible professionals who successfully participate in both programs can receive incentive payments in 2013 and avoid penalties in 2015.
True to its word, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is moving at full steam to provide governance support to health information organizations (HIOs) to spur the industry to widespread electronic data exchange. ONC has formed a governance framework with business, trust and other principles to create a "common foundation" for all types of health information exchange governance models. Still, I wonder if this decision ultimately may come back to haunt the industry.
Fueled by the momentum of its new governance framework for electronic health information exchange unveiled earlier this month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wasted no time forging onward, providing an update on its continuing efforts to support HIE efforts and outlining its latest initiatives.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continues to support health information exchange in Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program, recently releasing a document to help health information organizations support the transition of care measurements.
Doctors in the U.S. are embracing electronic health records, even if reluctantly, with 93 percent reporting they actively use an EHR system, according to a new report from Accenture.