When lives are put in danger and treatment is denied due to the lack of a unified patient identification, it’s time for action, says Liz Johnson, who talks about the progress that has been made, and what still needs to happen.
Earlier this week, Pamela McNutt, SVP and CIO of Methodist Health System in Dallas, gave a presentation entitled “Meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use: A View from a Healthcare System,” at the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. McNutt — chair of CHIME’s Policy Steering Committee and former chair of the organization’s Advocacy Leadership Team […]
The Meaningful Use NPRM outlines an “all-or-nothing” approach that is too ambitious, doesn’t take into account the need for flexibility by providers and does not reward incremental progress, according to comments CHIME will file today with CMS. “Without an approach that rewards progress or provides sufficient time, organizations with limited resources will likely have little […]
The next few weeks offer an important opportunity for CIOs to digest the implications of meaningful use, as defined in CMS/ONC’s interim final regulation (IFR), and prepare comments that may ultimately shape its final form, according to panelists on a recently held CHIME members-only Webinar. Among the most troubling items in the IFR are: Ineligible […]
Reporting, product certification and implementation deadlines represent major concerns that could affect efforts to implement EHRs under HITECH, according to CHIME. CHIME’s initial analysis of the provisions favors the phased approach used to measure the meaningful use of EHRs. “Through the phased approach, first-year meaningful use criteria will apply to hospitals whenever they are eligible. […]