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A Look at the Critical Factors for Meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use – Eligible Hospitals

September 30, 2014 | By More
A Look at the Critical Factors for Meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use – Eligible Hospitals

Patient Portals, Public Health Measures and Stage 2 Timing On Friday, August 29 CMS and ONC released the newest Final Rule allowing for more flexibility in how certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is used to meet meaningful use in the 2014 reporting period. Specifically, 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 and 2014 […]

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Turning Intranets Social for Healthcare

September 30, 2014 | By More
Turning Intranets Social for Healthcare

An Intranet that Does not Disrupt Daily Activities By Matt Gretczko, Healthcare Practice Director, Silverline Twitter: @MattGretczko Twitter: @SilverlineCRM One of the many complexities of Healthcare is balancing priorities to achieve business goals. How to treat patients as patients, not customers? How to meet technical, business, and clinical needs all at the same time? How […]

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News & Updates From CMS

September 30, 2014 | By More
News & Updates From CMS

CMS Announcements, Events, and New Resources The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reporting these events, updates and deadlines for providers and hospitals. These items focus on the agency’s EHR Incentive programs as well as their eHealth and health IT programs and initiatives. Read the lastest MLN Connects Weekly Provider eNews. Register for […]

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ONC Health IT Safety Program

September 30, 2014 | By More
ONC Health IT Safety Program

Progress on Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan In July of 2013, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published the Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan. Since publication of the Health IT Safety Plan, the ONC has released a number of guides, reports and projects. Below is […]

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Health IT Business News – Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 | By More
Health IT Business News – Monday,  Sept. 29, 2014

Today’s Business News Modernizing Medicine has announced its inaugural EMA Nation Users Conference. The conference will provide a venue for users of this specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) system to network and learn how to use EMA’s expanding capabilities for improving provider workflows and patient outcomes, and to address compliance mandates such as Meaningful Use and Physician Quality […]

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Test Your Software Before Implementation

September 29, 2014 | By More
Test Your Software Before Implementation

Save Yourself and Your Organization a Headache By Tom Maher, Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement As I visit client sites I am constantly exposed to the many efforts that are in various implementation stages. Too often, I witness efforts that are interrupted at key moments because something was not tested adequately prior to implementation. Testing: an […]

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HIMSS Releases 6th Annual Ambulatory EHR Study

September 29, 2014 | By More
HIMSS Releases 6th Annual Ambulatory EHR Study

HIMSS Analytics Brief Looks at EHR Adoption Trends Since 2009 HIMSS Analytics has released its 6th Annual Ambulatory EHR study.  The study looks at EHR adoption trends dating back to the passing of the HITECH Act in 2009. This year’s study also looks at provider plans for meeting Accountable Care and Health Information Exchange (HIE). […]

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Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

September 26, 2014 | By More
Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

Register for these Health IT Events Online Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today. For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. Clearwater Compliance When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 […]

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Embarking on a Healthcare Systems Project

September 25, 2014 | By More
Embarking on a Healthcare Systems Project

The One Question You Need to Ask By Anthony Odden, Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement Before starting any project, there needs to be a defined final product. Many implementation, optimization, or upgrade projects begin by creating timelines before knowing what is expected for a final product. While it might not be easy to set a […]

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2014 ONC Certification Product News

September 25, 2014 | By More
2014 ONC Certification Product News

EHR Vendors Receive 2014 ONC Product Certifications On September 4, 2012 the ONC issued the Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology Final Rule. You can find all product certification information on the ONC CHPL web […]

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