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Meaningful Use Stage 2

John Voith

The Real Way to Talk About Interoperability

by John Voith, Director of Transaction Services

In an  about interoperability, I highlighted the wide range of technical standards that exist, HL7, DICOM, ISO, IHE, and so on. The health care industry sometimes gets hung up on the standards and doesn’t focus on what really matters: enabling providers and patients to complete particular "" through interoperability. Among those jobs, the most important is sharing patient charts between providers, regardless of location, for the purposes of improving patient care.

January 08, 2015|Categories: Interoperability

Allison LaValley

Specialists, this One’s For You: Preventive Care Reminders Broken Down by 8 Specialties

by Allison LaValley, Executive Director of Clinical Performance

After my blog post in September, “ Six Months of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Data to Use,” I heard from providers asking show their particular specialty can meet the Preventive Care Reminders measure of

October 29, 2014|Categories: Meaningful Use

Donna Masucci

My Practice’s Patient Engagement Strategies

by Donna Masucci, RN, office manager

As a practice manager who sees approximately 10,000 patients come through our practice’s doors annually, I assure you that engaging patients (and their parents, in the case of a pediatric practice like ours) is no easy feat.

August 01, 2014|Categories: Patient Engagement

Peter E. Masucci

How We Met Difficult Meaningful Use Stage 2 Measures While Improving Care

by Peter E. Masucci, MD, P.C.

Heading into 2014, we knew we had our work cut out for us at our practice: We’d be attesting to Use Stage 2 and transitioning to ICD-10 all within the same year.

July 16, 2014|Categories: Meaningful Use, Patient Engagement

Stephanie Zaremba

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished in Meaningful Use

by Stephanie Zaremba, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs

Not even three months ago, Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced that there would be no more delays of the compliance dates for the Meaningful Use program (she said the same thing about ICD-10, but let’s not go there). Earlier this week, CMS essentially reversed that position in what amounted to a big smack in the face to any health care provider that has put in the effort and time to knock Stage 2 out of the park.

May 23, 2014|Categories: Healthcare Policy and Reform, Meaningful Use

Michelle Mangino

Top Five ICD-10 Codes You Can Ignore. If You’re a Snowman.

by Michelle Mangino, Social Media Manager

It's 2014. This means that we can no longer say to ourselves, “the ICD-10 deadline isn’t until next year” because, well, we’re now in “next year!” Now that we’re counting down to the deadline, and before I jump into our fourth installment of the Top Five ICD-10 Codes blog...

January 21, 2014|Categories: ICD-10

Brian Anderson

Get to Know SNOMED (and Its Connection to ICD-10)

by Brian Anderson, MD, Senior Manager, Clinical Effectiveness

When I first heard of SNOMED during a medical school pathology rotation, images of cold winter flurries filled my head. Little did I know that, 12 years later, our industry would be on the verge of transitioning to SNOMED via a massive federal mandate.


November 06, 2013|Categories: ICD-10

Liz Dunn

Is Using a Certified EHR Enough for Meaningful Use Success?

by Liz Dunn, Director of Product Innovation

New Year, new Meaningful Use measures. That’s right, January 1st marked the commencement of the first Stage 2 Meaningful Use reporting period. And what better way to kick off your New Year's resolutions than committing to attest to Stage 2 as soon as possible. With the deadline...

September 06, 2013|Categories: All Things EMR, Meaningful Use

Jitin Asnaani

Stage 2 Meaningful Use: Surfing the Waves of Interoperability, Part I

by Jitin Asnaani, Director of Technology Standards and Policy

For years, medical practices have acted like silos of patient information, unmotivated and unable to share clinical data with anyone beyond their organizations. It’s an issue that our CEO Jonathan Bush recently addressed in an interview with EMRandHIPAA.com .

July 10, 2013|Categories: Meaningful Use

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