"EHR Incentive Program" Posts

Portrait of Rachel Abbey

Virginia Department of Health and ConnectVirginia Build a Pathway to Meet Public Health Measures

Rachel Abbey | September 16, 2014

In late 2013, three key health IT issues came to light in the Commonwealth of Virginia resulting in a synergistic partnership between public and private health care entities that now uses ConnectVirginia, Virginia’s Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), for public health reporting. 

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Portrait of Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Now is the Time for Meaningful Use!

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | September 12, 2012

Recognizing the need to strike a balance between the urgency of modernizing our health care system and the pace of change that can be absorbed by providers and health IT vendors, CMS and ONC have implemented the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in three stages, with each stage adding increased functionality and advanced concepts designed to improve patient care, enhance care coordination, and increase patient and family engagement. Released in July 2010,

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Portrait of Mat Kendall

Accelerating Progress on EHR Adoption Rates and Achieving Meaningful Use

Mat Kendall | May 8, 2012

As spring quickly blends into summer, we at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) continue to see signs that providers and hospitals nationwide understand why electronic health record (EHR) adoption and achieving meaningful use is critical to improving patient care.

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