By Lee Stevens – If you or your family were injured during a disaster like a hurricane, earthquake or forest fire, wouldn’t you want your health data to be available to first responders and others who are there to provide care?Read More
For certain measures in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs final rule, CMS changed the reporting requirements over time to increase flexibility.
By Lucia Savage & Matthew Penn – Electronic health records provide structured clinical data that help public health workers track, mitigate, and eliminate disease. They also offer us the opportunity to improve health.
By Paula Yoon – Disease surveillance is the foundation of public health practice providing essential data to inform decision making and respond to health threats.
National Health Education Week is sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education and brings national attention to public health issues and promotes consumers’ understanding…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is developing a centralized repository for public health agency (PHA) and clinical data registry (CDR) reporting. The repository will assist providers in finding entities that accept electronic public health data.
By Julie Rovner – Medical students cram a lot of basic science and medicine into their first two years of training. But most learn next to nothing about the intricacies of the health care system they are soon to enter. That’s something the medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is trying to remedy.
CMS has published frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the public health reporting objective for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Read the questions and answers.
By Jim Tate – Recently I participated in a web presentation and during the Q and A period it became apparent one of the greatest concerns was the need for clarification for both hospitals and EPs on the Public Health meaningful use measures.