In addition to updating existing content, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added over 10 new questions to its EHR Meaningful Use FAQ page. Some of new questions point to just how complex meaningful use compliance can become. Some of them help providers figure out what compliance really means. See for yourself. The questions and [...]
Registration through CMS for EHR Incentive Programs begins today, January 3, 2011. Early participation will yield maximum incentive payments, so, register today even if your certified EHR system is not yet installed.
To learn more about using certified EHR technology, being a meaningful user and attesting for incentive payments, go to the CMS [...]
The Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) provides the authoritative, comprehensive listing of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been tested and certified under the Temporary Certification Program maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
Each Complete EHR and EHR Module listed on the website has been certified by an ONC-Authorized [...]
Harmony Healthcare IT partners with Medical Informatics Engineering to offer an electronic health record solution to ambulatory practices nationwide. Medical Informatics Engineering announced today that WebChart EHR Version 5.1, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in [...]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) has released a frequently-asked-questions document aimed at clearing up confusion around meaningful use of EHRs. Read the questions and answers here.
The following organizations have been selected as The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) for electronic health records (EHR):
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) - Chicago, Ill.
Date of authorization: September 3, 2010.
Scope of authorization: Complete EHR and EHR Modules.
Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI) - Austin, Texas.
It looks as if the incentives offered by the federal government for physicians to meet electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use standards are working.
In an online survey conducted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 77% of respondents indicated that they would pursue meaningful use incentives.
Here are some other highlights from the survey:
The majority of respondents [...]
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and the Drummond Group now can test and certify products from EMR vendors to ensure that they meet “meaningful use” criteria. Meaningful use criteria are a set of standards that healthcare providers must meet to qualify for federal [...]