Rural health organizations face myriad challenges, from recruiting top IT talent to meeting the same regulations as large health organizations. But it also comes with benefits, says CIO Patrick Yount.
MU changes — “You can be everything from a skeptic to an optimist.”
Determining “the next step of revolutionary change”
Keeping on the path to ACOs
Launching the patient ID challenge
“What is the biggest problem you need to fix?”
New Board Chair Marc Probst – “A great leader in our industry.”
Speaking on behalf of 31 healthcare organizations, CIO John Halamka is asking HHS to reconsider MU Stage 3 and “refocus efforts on the infrastructure needed to promote adoption, enhance interoperability and improve usability.”
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.
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 […]