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December, 2014
Saturday

Meaningful Use

Where Meaningful Use Stage 2 Is Most Likely to Trip You Up

Kenneth J. Terry, Medscape

“Edward Rippel, MD, a solo internist in Hamden, Connecticut, has signed up nearly half of his patients to participate in a Web portal, linked to his eClinicalWorks electronic health record (EHR), that gives them access to their health records and allows them to message him securely.
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11 January 2013 | No Comments »
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Patient ID Best Practices Needed

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, Healthcare Info Security

“A federal advisory panel will recommend that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT quickly develop and disseminate best practices for verifying the identify of patients who access their records through a provider’s web portal.
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20 December 2012 | No Comments »
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Mostashari’s meaningful use stage 2 vision for patient data access

Don Fluckinger, SearchHealthIT

“In a recent conference call at the California Association of Physicians Groups in Los Angeles, SearchHealthIT.com asked U.S. health IT coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D. whether meaningful use stage 2, in practical terms, was steering the health care system toward mandatory patient data access via provider portals
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19 March 2012 | No Comments »
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Recent Study: Get the Facts

Farzad Mostashari, Health IT Buzz Blog

“Apparently, doctors who order a lot of imaging tests are more likely to have electronic systems that let them view those images in their offices.
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7 March 2012 | No Comments »
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AHIMA: Stage 2 should allow patients to restrict access to certain data

CMIO

“Regarding privacy and security of a patient’s health record, individuals should have the right to restrict certain services from disclosure, stated the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in its comments on Stage 2 draft recommendations for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) EHR incentive program.
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1 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Download Capability Backed As Essential To Meaningful Use

Nicole Lewis, InformationWeek Healthcare

“The Markle Foundation has issued a policy paper recommending that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) make the “blue button” — a way to click and download personal health information from a secure website — a priority in all health IT efforts.
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1 September 2010 | No Comments »
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Electronic Health Records, Patient-Centered Care, and Regina Halliday

Maggie Mahar, Health Beat

“Today the Department of Health and Human Services announced what criteria doctors and hospitals will be required to meet if they want to receive payments to help buy the Health IT needed to computerize patients’ medical records. Under the HiTech Act’s incentive program, Medicare and Medicaid will be giving out some $27 billion over the next ten years.
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14 July 2010 | No Comments »
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Meaningful Patient Engagement

Margalit Gur-Arie, On Healthcare Technology

“A prerequisite to any Meaningful Use discussion is the need to keep in mind that the current HIT effort, and appropriation of funds, originated from a legislative act whose primary goals were to reduce health care costs and create jobs in a faltering economy. The secondary goals of increasing quality of care and reducing disparities are assumed to be supportive of the primary goals.
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22 April 2010 | No Comments »
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Defining Meaningful Use

“Now is when the rubber meets the road. For most of 2009, vendors, hospital leaders, consultants and other industry experts professed to know what it will take to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. But then the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in December issued its proposed rule. As IT experts read through the 500-plus pages, it became clear where the federal government was setting the bar and how far providers had to climb.
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16 February 2010 | No Comments »
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Now Reading: Proposed CMS Rule for EHR Incentives (from a patient access perspective)

Ted Eytan, MD

“I love rules and regulations, and I don’t mean that sarcastically, because a rule or a regulation isn’t a rule or regulation.
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11 January 2010 | No Comments »
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Now Reading: “Concern that sharing information with patients may cause sustained psychological distress is probably unfounded”

Ted Eytan, MD

“I’m not that smart and my ideas are not that unique.
This is why I enjoy writing the posts that are tagged “where we came from” on this blog.
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18 December 2009 | No Comments »
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Health Record Banks

Brian Ahier - Healthcare IT

“The government is working to develop a nationwide health information network (NHIN), but it will require a system that can deliver a patient’s record completely, privately, and securely when requested.
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4 July 2009 | No Comments »
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Industry Raises its Voice on ‘Meaningful’ EHR Use

Anderson, Howard J., and Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management, 17(7)

The Department of Health and Human Services by year-end must define “meaningful use” of electronic health records. The definition will be a key benchmark for providers to meet to qualify for the Medicare and Medicaid financial incentives under the economic stimulus law. In recent weeks, numerous industry organizations have made their views on the topic known to federal officials.
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1 July 2009 | No Comments »
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The State of Meaningful Use

Michael Painter, The Health Care Blog

“Compare that report about the State Department to the HIT Policy Committee’s recommended vision for the role of patients and families. The committee envisions that someone would eventually “provide access for all patients” to populated personal health records and some self-management tools by 2015–about six years from now.
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19 June 2009 | No Comments »
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Meaningful Use of HIT for Consumers

Josh Seidman, Information Therapy (Ix) Blog

“For the past several months, the Center for Information Therapy (IxCenter) has been working alongside other consumer advocates to guide the HHS definition of “meaningful use” of EHRs to include consumer access to meaningful information.
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5 June 2009 | No Comments »
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Meaningful Use Hearing Marks Start of ‘Very Important Process’

George Lauer, iHealthBeat

“Dozens of physicians, government officials and industry leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., recently for a two-day public hearing to begin what promises to be a long, careful process of defining “meaningful use” of electronic health records.
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2 May 2009 | No Comments »
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Endorsing a path towards a “meaningful use” definition

Alfred Spector, Missy Krasner, Google Public Policy Blog

“After weeks of collaboration with a diverse group of organizations, today Google endorsed the Markle Foundation’s framework on Meaningful Use and Certification. The framework outlines criteria for hospitals and physicians wishing to qualify for the health IT-related federal stimulus funds in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
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2 May 2009 | No Comments »
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