Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use Stage 3 Should Focus on Interoperability HL7

Upon hearing the announcement that the Meaningful Use 2 reporting deadline has been extended, it is interesting to reflect on how the Meaningful Use stages continue to evolve. Currently, Meaningful Use Stage 3 criteria focuses on: improving efficiency, quality and safety, decision support, patient access to self-management tools, access to comprehensive…

Epic and EHRs Face Harsh Criticism

In 2009 Congress approved the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), the United States’ first go ahead at encouraging our hospitals and healthcare providers to begin utilizing digital records instead of paper.  Upon completion, the government promised this transition would reap many benefits. Through this…

Newsletter – October IT Announcements

Please find below recent articles regarding technology infrastructure changes, implementations and news across the healthcare community. For more industry research and news, view our news archive. Date Sponsor Event 10-03-2014 Castro County Healthcare-Plains Memorial Hospital Plains Memorial Hospital Implements Holon’s HIE Solution 10-02-2014 Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network Scottsdale Lincoln Health…

Capella Healthcare Selects MEDHOST To Meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 Reporting Requirements

For more technology news, you can view the entire newsletter or our news archive. MEDHOST announced that Capella Healthcare will submit Meaningful Use public health data through MEDHOST YourCareLink. MEDHOST YourCareLink is a turn-key service that manages state-specific reporting requirements.  They are a cloud-hosted solution that provides ongoing submission reporting in the event…

Top 10 Hospital Meaningful Use Payments

The goal of achieving meaningful use is both make technology more efficient and to receive financial incentives after the completion of each stage.  To receive an incentive payment, providers must show that they are meaningfully using their EHR to meet a number of objectives. Additionally, providers must attest to demonstrating…

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE SEEKS EMR

For more Requests for Proposal, you can view the entire newsletter or our news archive. Posted: 07-14-2014 RFP Category: Electronic Health/Medical Records RFP Sponsor: Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Due Date: 08-14-2014 Contact Name:   Bill Hellar Contact E-mail:   bill.hellar@semca.org Description:  The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) seeks vendors to submit proposals for an electronic…

Stage 2 Attestations for Meaningful Use Make Progress

Registration, moral, and full attestation numbers are on the rise. Although the percentage of eligible providers and hospitals that have successfully completed Stage 2 of meaningful use is still small, CMS is now reporting that they are close to 100 percent registration. Elisabeth Myers from CMS’ Office of Health Standards…