"Meaningful Use Stage 2" Posts

Portrait of Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, LLM

Meeting Patient Engagement Objectives of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Credentialing Patients

Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, LLM | November 8, 2012

**UPDATE** The Privacy and Security Tiger Team of the Health IT Policy Committee, and the Privacy and Security Working Group of the Health IT Standards Committee, will host a web hearing on credentialing patients on November 29, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm.
Giving patients access to their health information—and providing them with tools to electronically communicate with their clinical care team—is critical to making health care more patient-centered. 

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Portrait of Lygeia Ricciardi

Engaging Patients Early: The “VDT Now” Twitter Pledge

Lygeia Ricciardi | September 19, 2012

Last week, ONC kicked off National Health IT Week with the Consumer HealthIT Summit, a celebration of progress in consumer engagement through health IT, and an opportunity to catalyze yet more action among stakeholders such as patients, providers, payers, IT developers, consumer advocacy organizations, and electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the near future.  A few highlights:

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Portrait of Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Meaningful Use Stage 2: A Giant Leap in Data Exchange

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | August 28, 2012

The CMS and ONC Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules we just issued represent a massive step forward in advancing the secure exchange of information between providers and patients to support better care across the nation. Getting the right information to the right person at the right time can be a matter of life and death.  Unfortunately, anyone who has been a patient or cared for a patient understands that it’s simply not happening today.

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