Health IT Digest Featured Posts on Meaningful Use Comments and Attestation

This week’s posts on Meaningful Use, HIPAA Security and PHI, HIE and more…

Top 3 buzz words in Health IT Includes HIE
HIE “the verb” – So like EMR and EHR, the industry just won’t embrace HIO and HIE. It doesn’t seem to matter that the definitions and standards have been set on these four acronyms. They are all different and not interchangeable, read the standards and definitions here. But unlike […]…»

Deidentified Information and Protected Health Information
According to the HIPAA Security and Privacy standard, your practice is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Protected Health Information. Unfortunately, a number of vendors and other parties want access to your information and are placing the confidentiality of […]…»

ONC Video Challenge and HHS Awareness Month on Blood Pressure
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. According to HHS observing both in the same month educates you to control your BP and prevent strokes. Strokes are currently the 4th leading cause of death in the US. Hypertension (high BP) is known […]…»

Health Information Exchange and Healthcare Apps
The innovation explosion in healthcare-related smartphone applications via standards-based distributed platforms (Android, iOS, WindowsMobile) presents great opportunity, but is fraught with the same risk of information fragmentation and segmentation that has haunted the healthcare industry for years. Apps present an […]…»

Meaningful Use Objectives and Multiple Certified EHRs
CMS Issues New Guidance on Multiple Locations and Meaningful Use. If an Eligible Professional (EP), Eligible Hospital, or Critical Access Hospital (CAH) see patients in more than one location they will obviously be using multiple certified EHR technology. So just how should numerators and denominators be calculated for meaningful use  […]…»

Stage 2 Meaningful Use Comment Period coming to an End
Comments for Stage 2 Meaningful Use end May 7th. Both CMS and ONC have released Notices for Proposed Rulemaking for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The notices released in early March are proposals for how Stage 2 meaningful use will work. Both notices were […]…»

Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation Data
What EHR products were used in Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation in 2011? That is the question that has been being asked for months. For Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Eligible Providers (EP) that have been attesting to Stage 1 Meaningful Use, which Complete EHRs and/or Modules are being represented? Well, thanks to the CMS, we […]…»

Stage 2 Meaningful Use – After the Comments Close
On Tuesday’s MU Live! author, blogger and EHR/HIE expert Fred Trotter joins us to discuss and digest the comments received on Stage 2 NPRM for meaningful use. Sign up to listen in, ask questions and more as we read the tea leaves […]…»


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. Listed below are links to EHR buyer guides.

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.