As of the end of January, more than 21,000 providers have registered to participate in the electronic heath record incentive program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and about two-thirds are ready to confirm that they have met the meaningful use requirements.
A CMS official says that the meaningful use attestation module will launch [...]
As reported by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS), National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal highlighted Interoperability as the primary focus of the U.S. government’s Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee.
Dr. Blumenthal commented that “the next peak” for ONC [...]
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As the government presses physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic health records (EHR), they’re also pushing for connectivity of healthcare computer systems so that data can be shared within a care community.
Interoperability is when different types of software and hardware from various vendors interact effectively with each other.
Health Level 7 (HL7) is the common industry [...]