Health IT Digest – Posts on Meaningful Use, HIPAA-HITECH, HIE, Patient Portals

This week’s posts on EHR at the Olympics, Stage 2 Meaningful Use, Patient Portals and more…

CMS Schedules National Provider Call on EHR Incentives
Upcoming National Provider Call on EHR Incentives and other news This week’s Friday Recovery Room looks at news and announcements we thought you should know about. Recently CMS revamped their website. The FAQ database no longer associates a question and answer with a unique url link. The old database also indexed by an Answers ID. They […]…»

Meaningful Use Participation May Reduce Hospital Readmission Penalities
Meaningful Use Menu Measure Selection is a Strategic Financial Opportunity By Matt Wimberley Santa Rosa Consulting It’s common knowledge that meaningful use should be viewed as more than just an IT initiative; impacts from participation in the EHR Incentive Program are felt across hospital operations – from clinical to IT to financial. Nevertheless, with IT […]…»

HIPAA Security and HITECH
Resources to understand expansion of HIPAA under HITECH Act The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed in February of 2009. A portion of the bill created included the HITECH Act. The HITECH Act as we all know provides Medicare and Medicaid incentives for hospitals and physicians to adopt certified electronic health records […]…»

Disruptive Innovation Coming to Higher Education?
The Role of Massive Open Online Courses William Hersh, MD Professor and Chair, OHSU Blog: Informatics Professor The notion of disruptive innovation was popularized by Clayton Christensen [1, 2], and is described as change, usually technological, that causes upheaval of an entire industry sector. We have seen plenty of disruptive innovations in the modern digital […]…»

Spotlight on Health Information Exchanges
Checking in on State HIE Programs As defined and adopted by the ONC: A Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards. (verb) A Health Information Organization (HIO) is an organization that oversees and governs the exchange of health-related information among organizations according to nationally […]…»

Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Patient Portals
Patient Portals: A Path to Increased Productivity and Happier Patients Linda Harder Physician offices barely began to pass Stage 1 of Meaningful Use requirements before it was time to gear up for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, where a key proposed requirement is to increase the electronic information shared with patients. Maryland Physician spoke with […]…»

GE Healthcare takes their EHR to the Olympics
US Team will use Centricity EHR to Maintain Health Records In the past US Olympic teams have collected, stored, and transported thousands of pallets of boxes filled with the athletes’ medical records all over the world. This year the US Olympic Team will manage the health records of their 700 athletes and 3000 staff members […]…»

Veterans and Electronic Health Records
EHRs, PHRs, and the VA The tradition of Memorial Day, remembering and honoring our fallen soldiers, has been around since the Civil War. Back then it was known as Decoration Day, coming from placing flags and flowers on soldier’s graves. A tradition we still do today. Flags will be flown at half-staff today only until […]…»

Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Patient Portals on next MU Live!
MU Live! is a 30 minute internet talk radio show hosted by HITECH Answers.On this week’s show we welcome Steve Emery of HealthPort. He joins us to discuss the role and impact of Patient Portals in stage 2 Meaningful Use […]…»


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. 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 […]…»

List Your EHR System or IT Consulting Services
HITECH Answers reaches thousands of physicians and hospitals visiting our site each month. A Health IT Marketplace listing is the perfect place to reach new customers and buyers […]…>>

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