The blogosphere sounds off…. Social media responds to the Top 5 EHR myths
Over the past month, there’s been debate and discussion surrounding the list, via social media outlets and in reader comments posted on the Healthcare IT News site. While some readers agreed with the list, others were quick to point out omissions.
ONC EHR Study – Positive Trends in Health IT but Significant Opportunities Remain
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) completed and published a study earlier this year in the journal Health Affairs that found growing evidence of the benefits of health information technology. Note how the ONC carefully crafted their study conclusion. The term “growing evidence” speaks to the gap, which continues to exist to this very day, between larger health IT “leader” organizations (early adopters of health information technology (HIT)) and the small to medium sized medical practices who have recently adopted…
EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use – Why Is The Recommendation To Delay Stage 2 Rules a Positive Move?
The electronic health records (EHR) Meaningful Use rules is the best roadmap the government developed to prepare for the delivery of higher quality care. Meaningful Use rules consist of a series of milestone requirements, divided into stages, which eligible professionals must attest compliance through the effective use and adoption of EHR technology. Successfully meeting the requirements of each stage is the driver that qualifies eligible professionals to receive EHR incentive payments.
EHR Technology Advancements – Moving Health Care Forward
Technology continues to improve practically all aspects of our lives – and health information technology is no different. Software and hardware developers are working fast to introduce new innovations and applications to electronic health records (EHR) technology that will dramatically improve the delivery of health care.
The 2011-2015 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Published.
Following the analysis of the comments received during the public comment period, ONC has published a final version of The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015.
The strategic plan is developed under the leadership of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and in close collaboration with other federal partners. The Plan reflects a strategy for coordinating with the public and private sector to realize Congress’ and the Administration’s health information technology (health IT) agenda: improving the quality, efficiency, safety and patient-centeredness of health care.