Electronic Health Records

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

NJ-HITEC readies for Stage 1 Meaningful Use deadline

by Patrick Ouellette

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that Regional Extension Centers (RECs) are the handiworks of meaningful use attestation, filling the necessary gaps and offering advice when called upon. These handiworks are going to be put to...

Stage 1 Meaningful Use: Registration for eligible professionals

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Less than two months remain for eligible professionals (EPs) under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Medicare to begin their reporting period for Stage 1 Meaningful...

S&P report: Healthcare spending declining

by Patrick Ouellette

Recent numbers from S&P indicate that commercial insurance and Medicare programs are starting to foot the bill on average per capita healthcare costs much more than they did for all of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. But figures from...

Best Hospitals Keep Improving EMR Technology

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A recent report by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has revealed that the top hospitals in the United States outpace the rest in their implementation of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Sponsored by...

Positive steps toward meaningful HIE

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The ultimate measure of success for the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs and EHR implementation in general is the useful exchange of health professionals to coordinate and...



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