Healthcare News & Insights

Health IT not ready for Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements, panel says

The federal government is getting ready to develop the Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements for its EHR incentive program. And some groups say a few of the potential requirements won’t be possible for healthcare organizations to meet. 

Study: More doctors using sophisticated EHR systems

As EHR adoption in general grows, the use of more sophisticated EHR systems among office-based physicians is also quickly increasing. 

Survey: Half of doctors now use e-prescribing

E-prescribing is starting to catch on among physicians, according to a recent survey, as doctors begin recognizing the benefits of electronic prescriptions and respond to federal pressure to adopt the technology. 

ONC want rural hospitals to adopt EHRs, achieve meaningful use

Federal officials recently announced plans to help rural and critical-access hospitals adopt EHRs and other health IT. 

Certified EHR doesn’t do what it’s supposed to? How to file a complaint

In order to meet meaningful use requirements and receive federal incentive payments, healthcare providers must choose certified electronic health record (EHR) software. But what happens if an EHR system can’t do everything it’s been certified to do? 

Feds announce plans to push health information exchange adoption

Healthcare organizations trying to participate in health information exchanges may soon get assistance from the federal government. 

Biggest meaningful use obstacle: Waiting for vendors’ upgrades

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has begun recording information about why doctors’ offices enrolled in EHR incentive programs have failed to meet meaningful use requirements. The obstacle most commonly cited: 

New database lists all EHR systems used to meet meaningful use requirements

Looking for an electronic health record system that will help your organization meet meaningful use requirements for receiving federal incentive payments? A new database of software reveals which systems are being used by doctors and hospitals enrolled in the incentive programs.