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....Continue
Beginning this year, EHR Bloggers will be featuring a series of interviews with various practitioners, consultants and others with experience and insight into EHR adoption. We call this feature Five Question Friday (though there may be more than five questions).
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.
Reporting of laboratory test results to patients is a challenge to most practicing physicians. Ineffective management of this process can result in suboptimal care, as well as malpractice liability. Many practices rely on a “no news is good news” approach, only reaching out to patients...Continue
The question of who “owns” the information in a medical record has become a little fuzzier with the development of new technologies that allow clinical chart sharing between medical practitioners, and with sharing of that chart with patients.