Despite calling the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recent announcement of increased flexibility for hardship exemptions in relation to Meaningful Use Stage 2 "vital relief" for hospital CIOs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives President and CEO Russell Branzell says that many concerns still remain.
At a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing, the VA's top health official contradicted claims that the agency eliminated thousands of medical appointment records to clear up its backlog....
Meaningful Use Stage 2 will go on as planned with no further delays or extensions, but Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced Thursday at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla., that the agency would be flexible about providing "hardship exemptions" for providers and vendors truly struggling to meet the requirements.
What's holding the industry back from achieving interoperability? One reason is that it lacks the "wow factor," says Marc Probst. The CIO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, who talked exclusively with FierceHealthIT at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' CIO forum in Orlando, Fla., this week, said interoperability takes vision and patience.
More than 75 percent of respondents to the survey, released Monday afternoon at the organization's annual conference in Orlando, indicated that they expect to qualify for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use this year.
Healthcare organizations are working toward improving interoperability--and know it is vital to their survival and growth in the evolving healthcare market, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report, released at the organization's annual conference this week.
Nearly 50 of the nation's most influential provider organizations--including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the Medical Group Management Association--asked for a front-end extension to Meaningful Use Stage 2 in a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
On Thursday--the final day of the 2014 HIMSS conference that gets underway in Orlando today--there will be an announcement about Meaningful Use "under the rubric of relief," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
By Dan Bowman For Judy Murphy, ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy, ensuring that there's no complacency when it comes to the quality and safety of care provided in the U.S....
By Dan Bowman Judy Murphy can't help but get excited when talking about the potential of population health management, a facet of care she calls "equally important" to interoperability....