Archive of: Meaningful Use (MU)

  • Enterprise Patient Portals and HIMSS 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    The ultimate solution to removing barriers to interoperability between disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems continues to elude the healthcare industry’s sharpest developers, and that challenge is expected to be the number one topic discussed among vendors and attendees at this year’s Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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  • Top HIE/EHR Issues Facing Developers and Providers in 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    As 2015 draws to a close many healthcare news organizations are reporting on this year’s accomplishments and/or failures relating to the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems, the government’s meaningful use EHR incentive program (MU), the development of health information management exchange (HIE) platforms, and healthcare consumers’ acceptance and enthusiasm for using health information technology (HIT) and remote/mobile health devices to manage and monitor their own healthcare. Instead, let’s look forward at what’s coming down the pike in 2016 that healthcare providers and HIT/HIE developers will have to contend with.

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  • Want to Cut Your ED Lab Test Orders in Half? Give Your Providers Access to Clinical Data through Your HIE

    by Gary Hamilton

    A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) reveals that when emergency department physicians can query health information exchange (HIE) systems at the point of care they order 52% lab tests and 34% less radiological examinations.

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  • Healthcare’s Future and Government’s Role in Creating It

    by Gary Hamilton

    The Federal Government has taken legislative steps this year to refine the meaningful use program and enable ACOs to continue receiving value-based payments. But at least one study reveals that might not be enough. An entirely new view of healthcare might be needed to bring about tomorrow’s learning health system.

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  • Post HIMSS15 Thoughts: HIT, PHM, and Ice Cream

    by Gary Hamilton

    Interest in health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) expanded at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibit. Population Health Management (PHM) joined HIT/HIE as the hot topics being discussed by the more than 43,000 attendees and vendors.

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