Welcome to HealthITlink. Connecting HIT decision makers, SME's, thought leaders, and other industry professionals to achieve better decision making through knowledge sharing & collaboration.

Start participating today.Sign-up here »

Already a member?

Remember Me

Tag archives for stage

On Thursday August 23, 2012, CMS announced the final rule for Stage 2 requirements and other changes to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Thi… Video Rating: 4 / 5

The 4Medapproved Learning Lunch featuring Joy Rios, industry expert in Meaningful Use discusses the key challenges facing eligible providers to attain and ma… Achieving Meaningful Use #7: Record Demographics is easy with Waiting Room Solutions web-based EMR. For more information go to: http://www.waitingroomsolutio… Video Rating: 0 / 5

Replay of LIVE Webinar: Learn how you can meet CMS Stage 1 Meaningful Use Objectives in 2011 and establish a Foundation to meet future objectives hosted by H…

It’s time to help your hospital achieve maximum Meaningful Use clinical benefits, optimize incentive payments, and avoid penalties. Watch this important Webc…

The ONC announced Stage 2 of Meaningful Use at the 2012 HIMSS Conference. Join us to review what the ONC is proposing as HealthPOINT’s Clinical IT Manager di… Webinar: Strategies for Successfully Meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 by Robert Hitchcock, M.D. FACEP, Vice President and CMIO, T-System, Inc. (12/05/2012)

VITL webinar on new Stage 2 Rules for meaningful use. Learn about the current roll out of Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria as well as Stage 2 and Stage 3 projections. Relevant timelines and references will be dis…

After months of speculation, the final rules for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and the Standards and Certification Criteria have been released. On Friday, August 24…

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and updated its certification criteria. Starting a… This video provides the overview you’re looking for on Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2. It includes a break down of measures, objectives, exclusions and w…

The American Society of Anesthesiologists has asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to maintain the hardship exemption for anesthesiologists beyond Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program, and to exempt anesthesiologists from some of the Stage 2 attestation criteria. read more

EHR Provider Sevocity has analyzed the December 2012 CMS report EP Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program Payments to determine which Menu Objectives were most often selected by providers attesting to Meaningful Use under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.  To qualify for an EHR incentive payment under the program, eligible providers must attest to 15 Core Objectives and select 5 of 10 possible Menu Objectives.  Sevocity analyzed the results of the 117,285 eligible providers on the December 2012 report to determine which Menu objectives were most often selected by attesting providers. The most popular Menu objective was “Implement Drug Formulary Checks” with almost 85% of providers electing this as one of their 5 Menu items.  This was followed by “Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach” with over 74% of providers electing the objective.  The least often-selected menu objective was “Summary Care Record for Transition of Care” with less than 16% of providers electing this objective. “Because most of the Stage 1 Menu objectives become Core objectives with Stage 2, it is important to understand those items which may currently be the most difficult for providers to achieve,” stated Elaine Mendoza, President and CEO of Sevocity.  “Understanding these trends will help EHR vendors work closely with customers and offer training and other support to ease their path to Stage 2.” Sevocity has created a free White Paper titled Selecting Your Stage 1 Meaningful Use Menu Objectives containing information to help practices determine which Menu objectives they may wish to target for Stage 1.  The White Paper also includes the statistics for all of the Menu objectives from the December 2012 Medicare EHR incentive payment report.  You can learn more about the whitepaper at the Sevocity Website .

« Previous Entries
Next Entries »