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AMA, CHIME Support Call for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Delay

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The most recent Congressional call to delay the start of Stage 3 Meaningful Use has the support of both the American Medical Association (AMA) and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). During yesterday's...

HELP Committee Again Seeks Delay of Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions is back investigating obstacles in the way of realizing the potential of health information technology to improve the quality and cost of care and so too is the HELP...

Allscripts Ties Precision Medicine to Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The pushback against Stage 3 Meaningful Use over the past few weeks has raised doubts about when the last phase of the EHR Incentive Programs. Delaying its implementation, however, could be detrimental to the future of precision medicine...

Senate to Recommend Pausing “Dreaded” Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stage 3 Meaningful Use may be put on hold if recommendations from a hearing today on interoperability and information blocking are brought to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions...

Frustration with Stage 3 Meaningful Use Continues to Build

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The long wait for the publication of the final rule for Stage 3 Meaningful Use is allowing for frustration to build before these meaningful use requirements are ultimately enacted. According to Brookings Institution Fellow Niam Yaraghi,...

Do Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements Need More Flexibility?

by Vera Gruessner

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to tweak the EHR Incentive Programs and its subsequent meaningful use requirements, a variety of healthcare organizations and associations have sent forward their comments...

Are the Proposed Patient Engagement Objectives Going too far?

by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) are showing inconsistent emphasis on patient engagement objectives under proposed meaningful use requirements. For...

Senate Committee Eyes Changes to Meaningful Use Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The EHR Incentive Programs continue to attract the attention of Congress with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions now researching ways to influence the direction of meaningful use as it nears its third and final...

EHR Data Interoperability Needs Strong Security Platforms

by Vera Gruessner

Within the healthcare industry, EHR data interoperability has become all the rage, as medical providers, the federal government, media, and health IT vendors continue discussing the impact and benefits of interoperable, electronic patient...

Health IT Interoperability Among AMA’s Concerns for Stage 3

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a letter to the federal agencies behind the proposed rule for Stage 3 Meaningful Use, the American Medical Association (AMA) has listed a lack of health IT interoperability as one of six overarching concerns for the final phase of the...

Concerns on Proposed Meaningful Use Requirements Abound

by Vera Gruessner

With the deadline for public comments regarding the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements at an end, various healthcare groups and medical providers submitted their opinions on the regulations in the nick of time. The American...

Are Health IT Standards, APIs Too Immature for Stage 3?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Both the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) are critical of proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements that rely on emerging health IT standards and application...

Patient Portal Adoption Diverges Among Older Generation

by Vera Gruessner

Under the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule, providers would need to ensure that at least 25 percent of their patients accessed, downloaded, and transmitted their medical information. While this exact percentage may change after the...

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule: Is More Time Needed?

by Vera Gruessner

With the comment period open for providing feedback on the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) are likely to...

Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule Enters Comment Period

by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced today that the comment period for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule and the proposed 2015 edition EHR...

How Stage 3 MU Concerns Impact EHR Incentive Programs

by Vera Gruessner

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will be impacted by the latest Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule. The proposed ruling calls for stricter security measures for protecting patient health information, increasing the amount...

Why Timing of Stage 3 Proposed Rule Helps ICD-10 Transition

by Vera Gruessner

On March 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the issuance of the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule. The comment period for the proposed requirements will end on May 29, 2015. The reactions to the...

CHIME Pleased with Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

by Vera Gruessner

After the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule was released, healthcare organizations began to show some concern about certain suggested requirements. For instance, many were unsure whether providers would be able to secure more than 5...

How to Properly Implement Patient Portals for Meaningful Use

by Vera Gruessner

Even though the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule is now dominating the public dialogue about the EHR Incentive Programs, many healthcare providers are still struggling to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations. One of the key issues...

Why Patients, Providers Support Health Information Exchange

by Vera Gruessner

The latest Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule emphasizes the expansion of health information exchange (HIE) due to the significant benefits of greater access to medical data. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)...

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