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Additional Information on MU Stage 1 and 2 “View/Download/ Transmit” (Patient Portal) Objective

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. While everyone’s focus was on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule to allow a certain subset of participants to meaningfully use (MU) EHR technology with outdated certification status, as well as on the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT’s (ONC) “Release 2” of the 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria, CMS distributed some clarifications regarding the… 445 more words


William Hyman: Despite the Hype, UDI Remains a Work in Progress

As I noted in a June blog on unique device identification (UDI), there was a proposal under consideration that would have required electronic health records (EHRs) to have the ability to capture UDIs–at least for implantable devices which are the first devices mandated to have UDIs. 531 more words

Healthcare IT

ONC Publishes the Final ‘2014 Edition Release 2’ EHR Certification Criteria

The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) published its final rule to promulgate the “2014 Edition Release 2” EHR certification criteria for health IT products used in the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. 410 more words


Game Changer: Former ONC Chief David Blumenthal discusses lessons learned, the Commonwealth Fund, and advice for healthcare innovators

Earlier last year, David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund and former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (2009-2011), was interviewed by Vivek Garg of One Medical Group and Khin-Kyemon Aung of Harvard Medical School. 1,161 more words


CMS Releases Final Rule to Allow Meaningful Use of HIT With Outdated Certification Status

On September 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) will publish the final rule to allow 2011 Edition certified EHR technology, coupled with the 2013 version of Stage 1 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements, to comply with the EHR Incentive Program in calendar year (CY) 2014. 218 more words


ONC Hearing on the JASON Report - openEHR perspective

Recently I was asked to provide testimony to the ONC hearings on the JASON report, from an openEHR point of view. I did so on 31 July 2014. 447 more words

Health Informatics

OIG Report on ONC HIT Certification Raises Questions… About OIG

On August 4, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report addressing the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT’s (ONC) oversight of the testing and certification of EHR technology. 311 more words