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  • Contributing Writer · January 15, 2010

    Meaningful Use – the state of interoperability readiness

    When the ONC forwarded to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the documents which defined Meaningful Use and Certification of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), vendors have been studying the specifics of the criteria and working out ways to help physician access incentive bonuses...

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  • Contributing Writer · January 13, 2010

    Meaningful Use – what about stand-alone billing systems?

    When the ONC passed its final recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for both Meaningful Use and for Certification, it created a set of 25 items that physicians need to demonstrate in 2011 to be eligible for Stage 1 incentive payments....

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  • Contributing Writer · December 31, 2009

    ALERT: Meaningful Use Announcement Today

    ONC and CMS are holding a press conference this afternoon and will likely announce revisions to the “Meaningful Use” criteria for electronic health record (EHR) systems. To learn more about Meaningful Use and the HITECH Act, visit our Stimulus Center.

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  • Contributing Writer · November 17, 2009

    How will my EHR report Meaningful Use data?

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has developed criteria for Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). An HHS-certified EHR (and remember, there are no current HHS-certified EHRs, since that process is yet to be finalized), when used in a “meaningful”...

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  • Contributing Writer · September 18, 2009

    The conundrum of Quality Metrics

    Much of the discussion around how to “certify” an EHR in the new era is focused on reporting health quality data. It is also about collecting and sharing data in a standardized fashion, so that EHRs can readily display information from multiple sources about a...

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