Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Meeting federal meaningful use requirements

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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Tapping vendors for deeper IT support

A recent article in “Health Affairs” regarding the extent to which hospitals are meeting meaningful use criteria and receiving the incentive payments, makes one wonder. For example, was the mandated pace too quick, particularly when the recession was already in … Continue reading

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Drug allergies meet paper records

Like everyone else in the healthcare industry, I’ve been focused a lot on Meaningful Use implementation and the rise of EHRs. We all do a lot of grumbling about the cost and complications of change but I got a good … Continue reading

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