Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Meeting federal meaningful use requirements

Getting connected — by federal mandate?

Will it take yet another government mandate for connectivity between hospitals to occur? An interesting article in the “New York Times” entitled “Doctors find barriers to sharing digital medical records” succinctly describes the problem that still persists in the evolution … Continue reading

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Future of Meaningful Use is in question

The government seems to have done it yet again. First with ICD-10 and now with Meaningful Use … it’s creating more difficulty and expense for healthcare facilities. On Aug. 29, 2014 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and … Continue reading

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The new ICD-10 date: Just another line in the sand?

The Department of Health and Human Services has officially given the new deadline for ICD-10 implementation as Oct. 1, 2015. Once upon a time we would not have questioned a delay of this type but after two delays and two … Continue reading

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Meaningful Use – are you ready?

While the second delay of ICD-10 adoption has given healthcare institutions some breathing space, Meaningful Use 1 and 2 continue to relentlessly march forward. In fact, as anyone working in healthcare IT knows, the pressure is on this year. Meaningful … Continue reading

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Take-aways from HIMSS

This year’s Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Orlando was bigger than ever – 37,000-plus attendees attesting to the fact that nearly everything in the hospital environment is driven by the IT component. Interestingly, the mix of vendors was … Continue reading

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