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EHR Incentive Program: 2015 and Beyond – Public Health

EHR Incentive Program: 2015 and Beyond – Public Health

The following is a guest blog post from hitechanswers.net, a community hub site dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the HITECH Act, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use and other Federal Health IT initiatives.  By Jim Tate, EMR AdvocateMeaningful Use Audit Expert Twitter: @JimTate, eMail: Inquiry@meaningfuluseaudits.com. Recently I participated in a web presentation entitled: “Final Rule for Stage 3 MU Requirements and Modifying Stage 2”. During the Q and A period it became apparent one of the greatest concerns was the need for clarification on the Public Health (PH) […]

November 30, 2015 | By More
5 Mobile Opportunities in Healthcare

5 Mobile Opportunities in Healthcare

The following is a guest blog post from HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network, by John Lynn, guest contributor and 4Medapproved Partner. I was recently reading through this whitepaper called Going Mobile: Integrating Mobile to Enhance Patient Care and Practice Efficiency. The concept is lovely, but I’m afraid that most healthcare IT has fallen short of the mobile promise. We see the benefits of mobile in so many other aspects of our lives, but we’ve fallen short in delivering that same benefit in health care. The good part is that the opportunity is still […]

November 16, 2015 | By More
What Closing the HIPAA Gaps Means for the Future of Healthcare Privacy

What Closing the HIPAA Gaps Means for the Future of Healthcare Privacy

The following is a guest blog post from hitechanswers.net, a community hub site dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the HITECH Act, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use and other Federal Health IT initiatives. From the Hayes Healthcare Leaders Blog Series (@HayesManagement). By Kirk J Nahra, Partner and Chair of Privacy and Data Security Practice at Wiley Rein, LLP. Twitter: @kirkjnahrawork. This article was originally published on Hayes Management Consulting and is republished here with permission. By now, most people have felt the effects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule (from […]

November 9, 2015 | By More
Meaningful Use is Getting Easier

Meaningful Use is Getting Easier

Meaningful Use is getting easier. This is a welcome development after a rough couple of years for the program. CMS finally issued the Final Rule for Meaningful Use 2015 in October, after months of delay that made providers (and everyone else!) nervous. The most important news for most providers was that CMS confirmed a 90-day reporting period for attestation in 2015. But if we step back from the day-to-day scramble, we can see that CMS has major made strides in streamlining and simplifying the program. One of the major improvements […]

November 2, 2015 | By More