Even though the final requirements for stage 2 and 3 of meaningful use are yet to be released, the preliminary recommendations made by the Health Information Technology Policy Committee's meaningful use workgroup give a strong hint to what those later stages may require, according to a white paper released by CSC.
The meaningful use workgroup's preliminary recommendations include an increased scope or threshold for most stage 1 "core set" measures. For example, one stage 1 core set measure
Electronic health record (EHR) software vendors aren’t churning out profits like you might expect. You’d think that the Federal subsidies for EHR implementation would create a rising tide that lifted all boats in the EHR software industry. In reality, some vendors are about to capsize.Based on data points I’ve observed in the market over the past few months, I think some vendors are facing a cash flow crunch. They’re thrilled to have the wind at their backs for once, but the pace is
In recent weeks, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has named three additional electronic health record (EHR) authorized testing and certification bodies, aka ONC-ATCBs. The new organizations are ICSA Labs, a security product testing and certification division of Verizon Business based in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; SLI Global Solutions Inc., a Denver-based risk management firm; and Arlington, Va.-based Surescripts LLC, a national e-prescribing network. Those organizations join
Here is a list of a few key EHR incentives deadlines for 2011
Jan. 3, 2011 — Registration for the Medicare EHR incentive program begins.April 2011 — Attestation for the Medicare EHR incentive program begins.May 2011 — Issuing of Medicare EHR incentive payments expected to begin.July 3, 2011 — Last day for eligible hospitals to begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR incentive program for federal fiscal year 2011.Sept. 30, 2011 — Federal fiscal