The proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use are now available for public comment. In looking through the CMS Proposed Rule on defining what Eligible Professionals must do to satisfy Meaningful Use beginning in 2014, and the corresponding ONC Proposed Rule that defines specification criteria...Continue
Care Coordination is emerging as an increasingly important element of health care delivery, particularly as payment methods move away from strictly fee-for-service, and towards performance-based pay.
Emerging technologies are beginning to blur the traditional, clear distinctions around privacy and health data – this is especially true with mobile health (mHealth) solutions. Those involved in regulatory circles are trying to develop a cohesive framework that will encourage innovation, while at the same...Continue
One of the challenges in connecting the dots in patient identifiers is linking together all the fragments of health data about a given patient that is scattered widely across many different settings of care – is trying to match patient identities. The practice-internal ID number...Continue