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Blog posts tagged with Meaningful Use

  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 drives more flexibility in how patients access data

    Tina Joros
    October 27, 2016

    Patient portals are essential communication tools for many providers and patients today. For example, more than 9.3 million patients have accounts through the Allscripts FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform. But a recent Nielsen survey found that the majority of Americans are not using digital technology to access their physicians – which is unlike how we approach other aspects of our lives, such as banking or making travel arrangements. Read more…

  • The hidden costs of regulatory fatigue in physician practices

    Libby Moore
    May 19, 2015

    The scramble to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry is taking its toll on physician practices. Regulatory compliance requires a lot of rigor on multiple fronts, including Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and electronic prescription of controlled substances (EPCS). These requirements and others are causing general fatigue. For example, according to the Top 15 challenges facing physicians in 2015, about eight out of 10 physicians feel they are overextended or working at full Read more…

  • Speak now on proposed Meaningful Use rules, or forever hold your peace

    Jim Brulé
    May 14, 2015

    The healthcare industry is hard at work reviewing recent significant regulatory developments from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. We can be certain that elements of these proposals will change when the final versions come out, but nonetheless, there are some big ideas to process in each of them. We’re in the midst of a 60-day public comment period. Here’s a summary of the big three proposed rules from Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Read more…

  • The most frequently asked questions about 2015 MU attestation

    Jim Brulé
    February 19, 2015

    Many providers are finishing up their 2014 attestation period for Meaningful Use, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) incentive program for successful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology. Several changes in the regulations in 2014 have prompted questions. Using information available today, I’ve answered some of the most frequently-asked questions here: Read more…

  • Q&A with a CMIO: Ebola response, Meaningful Use

    Greg White
    January 06, 2015

    North Shore – Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ) is one of the largest integrated health systems in the United States. Our team recently interviewed NSLIJ Chief Medical Information Officer Mitchell A. Adler, MD. We asked him about two significant NSLIJ accomplishments in 2014: a rapid response to Ebola and attesting to Meaningful Use. Here are highlights from that interview: Read more…

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