As of the end of February, 458,137 eligible hospitals and professionals were participating in the meaningful use program, officials said during a Health IT Policy Committee meeting last week, Government Health IT reports.
Two thousand primary care surveyed EHR users narrowed down an elite group of systems vendors across eighteen probing key performance indicators from a field of over 400 qualified healthcare software firms. As thousands of primary care practices still scramble to select and implement records systems, current adopters identify the firms that delivered on implementation success, productivity, outcomes, connectivity, meaningful use achievement and crucial stimulus fund requirements.
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#HCUX TweetChat for June 26, 2014
The first #HCUX (Healthcare User Experience) chat was hosted by Bennett Lauber (@uuAbility), Chief Experience Officer of The Usability People, LLC
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Better clinical information system user experience can improve the quality of care. Discuss -
Can someone tell me why no one advertises #design positions in #hit? HIT needs consumer grade #UX
Health IT experts and industry stakeholders are looking to CMS to provide clarity on a newly enacted law that delays the ICD-10 compliance deadline until at least 2015, Modern Healthcare reports (Carlson/Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 4/1).
On Feb. 26, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to develop a Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record Certification Program and update its previous certification criteria and rules.
Preliminary recommendations for stage 3 of the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program were released by an Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) workgroup.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that are unable to implement the 2014 Edition of Certified Electronic Health Record technology in time to successfully demonstrate meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year.
Visit the EHR Incentive Program webpage (http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentiveProg... ) for the:
HHS should establish performance measures for its meaningful use program that would help the agency "track progress toward program outcomes, such as health care quality, efficiency and patient safety," according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, Health Data Management reports (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 3/6).
The majority of studies have found that health IT adoption has enabled care quality improvements, according to a recent literature review conducted by the RAND Corporation for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation &a
ONC’s 2014 Edition EHR Certification Criteria define the requirements that EHR technology must meet in order to be used by eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. In addition to these criteria, ONC made some policy changes to the HIT Certification Program.
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