Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Meeting federal meaningful use requirements

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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Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Transcription in the crystal ball

Do you remember the big crystal ball in the original Wizard of Oz?  As a kid I remember daydreaming about what I could foresee if I possessed the magical ball. I haven’t seen “Oz: The Great and Powerful” yet but … Continue reading

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MU Stage 3??? But I’m not ready for Stage 2 yet!

Healthcare providers and facilities are deep into figuring out how to meet the Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria. Meanwhile, criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 3 are being considered. Wasn’t one of the primary goals of EMR/EHR adoption to allow patients … Continue reading

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