Five things to look for in an EHR to make it easy to get meaningful use incentive $s? five things to look for in EHR to get your meaningful use moneyIn other posts we described meaningful use and Nine easy steps to get your meaningful use $s. Here we describe the key steps to selecting an EHR which will make it easy for you to get Meaningful Use (MU) incentive $s.   Certified EHR: Make sure the EHR you get is certified as “Complete EHR” and not ... Read more...

Nine easy steps to get your meaningful use $s 9 easy steps  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has already paid $23.7 billion for EHR adoption incentives. Don’t be left out; here are some steps to guide you through the application process and get the EHR incentives you qualify for.       If you’re just getting started, remember… Check your eligibility for the EHR incentives. Choose a program: Medicaid or ... Read more...

What is next for Meaningful Use Stage 3? To receive EHR incentive benefits, providers must attest that they are meaningfully using a certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) system and meeting the Meaningful Use (MU) objectives. But the rules of Meaningful Use are complex and are confusing to an audience that is not necessarily tech savvy. Given that adoption of an EHR is a federal ... Read more...

How can EHR help with Evidence-Based Approach to improving patient health? According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “the practice of evidence-based public health (EBPH) is an integration of science-based interventions with community preferences for improving population health”   It makes sense to focus limited public health resources on implementing strategies that have already proven to be effective in producing positive health incomes. These evidence-based ... Read more...

Are local health departments ready to share medical information via patient portal? VA Study Share blogAs part of federal meaningful use, clinics are required to communicate with patients via a Patient portal. Engaging patients in their healthcare and sharing medical information via a patient portal is expected to improve outcomes. By logging into a web-based patient portal, patients can view select information such as allergies, medication list, problems list, and ... Read more...