Final Rule Analysis – EMR

Here’s my analysis of the key changes in the Final Rule: As we have recently stated,  HHS has adopted the HIT Policy Committee recommendation to frame Meaningful Use as core requirements and discretionary requirements. In so doing, they have reduced the total number...

Meaningful Use

At a news conference on Tuesday, where speakers included HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, new CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin it was announced that the $27.3...

Meaningful use

A recent report, (Ready or Not: On the road to the meaningful use of EHRs and health IT,) indicated 80% of hospital CIOs are concerned or very concerned about meeting and adhering to the recently released meaningful use criteria. Meaningful use standards must be met...