The CMS has given meaningful use a new name: "promoting interoperability," which is exactly what regulators hope to do.
A provision in the funding bill Congress just passed means meaningful-use requirements no longer have to become stricter over time.
Although the CMS says the new "meaningful measures" framework will reduce the burden on providers, some remain concerned that they would continue to struggle with reporting quality measures.
If passed, the bill would give the HHS secretary more discretion for meaningful use requirements. That could make compliance easier for providers.
For providers who lack internet access or who've been hit by natural disasters, meaningful use exemptions pre-empt penalties.
Epic's new product lets patients share their records with providers in what the company is calling "patient-driven interoperability."
How to properly identify truths and avoid misconceptions around the new quality reporting program, MIPS.
Modern Healthcare health IT reporter Joseph Conn interviewed Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton about the role of e-prescribing in achieving meaningful interoperability.
In the three years since the FDA published final regulations on a unique device identifier system, most manufacturers and distributors have successfully started phasing in UDIs for their products. But few healthcare providers are able to take full advantage of the data.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo has completed her leg of the marathon federal program to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. And she managed to finish without tripping over some of the biggest hurdles in the initiative's history.
Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.
The CMS will once again offer hospitals a 90-day electronic health record reporting period as they continue to struggle to adopt meaningful-use requirements.