Health IT Digest – EHR Incentive Goal, Stage 4 Meaningful Use, New CTO

This week’s posts on EHR Adoption, NwHIN, ONC winners and more…

HHS Recruits Outside Innovation Expertise
HHS is seeking entrepreneurs to help accelerate innovation. The HHS External Fellows Program is designed to fold outside expertise and ideas into HHS’s existing process. From the HHS webiste: “Startup organizations have […]…»

EHR Incentive Program Participation Reaches 2012 Goal
100,000 adopt, implement or demonstrate Meaningful Use.The following numbers have been reported by CMS on status of the EHR Incentive Program and ONC HITECH initiatives. The CMS and ONC have already […]…»

HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association weighs in on NwHIN Governance.The HIMSS’ Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) is comprised of 41 companies related to electronic health record systems. They belong to the association to “lead the health IT industry in the accelerated […]…»

Building a HIE Roadmap to Sync with iEHR’s
Uniting iEHR Capability Sequencing with HIE Services Prioritization. The Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) has a set of key core elements required as a foundation for the iEHR – like the Common Enterprise Service Bus, the Common GUI, a […]…»

Will There Be Stage 4 Meaningful Use
If you missed yesterday’s MU Live! on Standards and Interoperability in Stage 2 you download the podcast. During the show our host, Jim Tate, and guest, acclaimed Standards expert Keith Boone touched upon a number of different areas on how Standards and Interoperability […]…»

Sivak Named New HHS CTO
Big Blue to Entrepreneur to Big Brother. HHS announced that Bryan Sivak will be their next Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Bryan has big shoes to fill stepping in to Todd Park’s previous position which was created in August 2009. Park was appointed as the federal […]…»

EHR Adoption – The Barriers and the Opportunities
Have 30 minutes? Learn something meaningful. On this week’s MU Live! show we welcome Dr. Joseph Kim, a physician executive, digital entrepreneur, and technologist. […]…»

Synching Community-based HIE’s with VA-DOD iEHR
An effort is underway to develop an Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) that would be used by two federal agencies in support of a common constituency. This effort in which the federal […]…»

New Research Looks at Strategies for Delivering Better Healthcare
10 Strategies for Improving Quality in Care and Reducing Costs.The Institute of Medicine (IOM) describes themselves as an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established […]…»

2012 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
The 2012 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit examines the role of state health IT modernization and transformation at the intersection of the HITECH Act and state health reform. The Summit starts tomorrow and is produced in partnership with the National Association of State CIOs […]…» Winners and Open ONC Challenges
Under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the ONC is charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The ONC has conducted many[…]…»


Updated Version 4.0 of Meaningful Use Manual for Medical Practices
The 4th edition of The Incentive Roadmap® adds new and expanded information on performance of HIPAA Compliant Security and Risk Analysis for meaningful use, extended chapter for Specialists and new information proposed NPRM for Stage 2.

EHR Buyer Guides
There are hundreds of EHR systems available for just about every medical specialty and practice size. EHR software buyers face a huge challenge as they determine which software is right for their practice.

HIPAA Toolkit
Designed to educate providers on HIPAA rules and regulations, HIPAA Tool Kit is an ideal resource for performing ongoing compliance assessments or creating a new compliance program.

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