Can we add Meaningful Use to the short list of certainties in life? It would qualify since it is permanent, like death, and it is constantly changing, like taxes. While I may be overstating permanence, any federal program that will reduce government expenses with penalties for provider non-performance is likely to survive, even in a modified version. Value Based Purchasing, the Readmission Reduction Penalty Program and the Hospital Acquired Condition Penalty Program all fit into this category. They are not going away.
Constant change in Meaningful Use is an unfortunate certainty. As just one example, in the most recent regulations, CMS was very specific about their right to add or delete…Continue
Posted by Anita Karcz on March 5, 2014 at 2:30pm
As patient engagement becomes increasingly imperative as a core function of healthcare delivery, the concept of meaningful communication between providers and patients has grown exponentially. At its most basic level, we can call this mechanism a patient portal.
But, should it be more than checking a patient engagement box for Meaningful Use reporting? Can patient portals be elevated to serve as multi-level communities of care for patients, providers and payers? Are portals that serve merely to meet Meaningful Use requirements missing…Continue
Posted by Leslie LaFon on March 5, 2014 at 2:30pm
RSVP on top right for registration details Date: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 Time: 12PM PST - 3PM EST Checking the box is not Patient Engagement. Patient portals that exist simply to meet Meaningful Use…
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RSVP on top right for registration details Date: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 Time: 8:30AM PST - 11:30 AM EST Stage 2 not only raises the performance bar for hospitals but has its own idiosyncracies tha…
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RSVP on top right for registration details Date: Wednesday March 12th 2014 Time: 8:30AM PST/11:30AM ET The new Communication Director 4 is now available! Be the first to see the new look, im…
RSVP on top right for registration details Date: Thursday, March 13th 2014 Time: 10:00AM PST/1:00pm ET Summit Healthcare welcomes Matt D'Errico, Director of IT and Ed Leftin, Senior System Analyst f…
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