Jennifer Laughlin Mueller, CIO, Watertown Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Challenge with 5 percent rule
Early MU adopter — “It served us well participating in it.”
WISHIN “as a hub and spoke”
2-factor authentication for remote users
“We want to make sure we’re protecting patient information.”
17 years at Watertown Regional — “I just kept getting more opportunities.”

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CHIME Cites Interoperability, Timeline Concerns In MU 3 Comments

If the Meaningful Use program is going to be successful, the timeline for Stage 3 must be extended to enable providers to fully implement modifications made to Stage 2, and interoperability must take center stage, says CHIME.

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Jim Venturella, CIO, WVU Medicine, Chapter 2

Data warehouse — “There are a lot of capabilities we haven’t fully utilized.”
Self-service with advanced analytics
Prioritization — “Everyone’s always balancing.”
“Huge opportunity” for telemedicine
Epic Care Everywhere vs state HIE — “It’s materially different on what’s being exchanged.”
Being “the lead person” at WVU

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Breaking Down Interoperability With Adam Gale, Part 1

KLAS’ Inaugural Interoperability Report
Partnering with CHIME
A new tactic — “This is one of the deepest studies we’ve ever done.”
Comparing private and public HIEs
“The low effort, high return we’re all hunting for.”
Data blocking — “We were curious to see if there’s a bad guy.”
Epic under the microscope

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Breaking Down The Meaningful Use Final Rule

I’ve been asked to summarize the 752-page CMS Meaningful Use Final Rule. Note that although it is a final rule, it has a 60-day comment period, so there is still is an opportunity to modify some of the criteria. It contains revisions to Meaningful Use Stage 2, such as reducing the reporting period for 2015 […]

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