By John Halamka MD – In my previous writing, I’ve suggested that the federal government co-opted our Clinical IT agenda over the past three years with Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Read More
Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives
By Susan Clark – Are you feeling like ICD-10 and Meaningful Use are your ‘frenemies’, competing for your attention like Paris and Lindsay, Katie and Rhianna, or Taylor and Selena? Then it is time to re-examine that relationship because in reality ICD-10 has the back of Meaningful Use.
By John Halamka MD – The use of the term interoperability is being tossed around in ways that makes it seem like the test for obscenity used by Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in 1964.
In official comments submitted to the CMS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) called federal plans for the third stage of meaningful use too ambitious and in need of several important changes.
Nearly 900 comments were submitted electronically for both CMS and ONC proposed rules on stage 3 meaningful use. Read what the industry leaders had to say.
By John Halamka MD – The May 2015 HIT Standards Committee focused on an in depth review of the ONC NPRM, with the goal of providing guidance to ONC by June as to which standards should be included in final rule, which should not be included, and which should be identified as directionally appropriate for inclusion in future regulation.
Four Health IT Policy Committee work groups shared feedback on CMS’ proposed rule for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program.
By Bennett Lauber – Patient engagement was a very hot topic at the recent HIMSS conference in Chicago. There was no shortage of exhibitors promoting their patient engagement tools and there were also several presentations that contained suggestions for better engaging patients.
There are currently three proposed rules that are related and effect the CMS EHR Incentive programs. Here are some details and resources.