"Meaningful Use" Posts

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Improving Public Health through Health IT

James Daniel | April 28, 2014

About Public Health Reporting
You’ve heard about disease outbreaks of flu, measles, and salmonella on the news. Have you ever wondered how disease outbreaks are detected and tracked? Local and state public health departments rely on information from health care providers. Traditionally, this information was reported by paper, phone, and fax. Health IT tools can provide a faster and more accurate way of moving critical information from providers to health departments where outbreaks are identified, tracked,

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Get the facts regarding view, download and transmit 2014 requirements

Rebecca Mitchell Coelius, MD | January 31, 2014

As the Medical Officer for Innovation at the ONC and a proud member of the Blue Button team, I am working hard to understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the implementation of patient engagement functionality in EHRs, including new requirements that a certain percentage of patients view, download and transmit their health data in 2014.

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Progress on Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Jacob Reider, M.D. | December 6, 2013

New Data Shows Rapid Adoption of EHRs; Announcements of 2015 Policies
Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – which included the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs – was signed into law, the nation has seen unprecedented growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). Between 2009 and 2012, EHR adoption nearly doubled among physicians and more than tripled among hospitals. Every month, thousands of providers join the ranks of hospitals and professionals that have adopted or are meaningfully using EHRs.

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ONC’s Fellows are using Health IT for better health, care and lower costs

Lisa-Nicole Danehy | November 25, 2013

The HIT Fellows use Health IT and delivery system models to achieve the three-part aim: better health, better health care and lower cost
We at ONC have worked with the Health IT Fellows for about six months and are beginning to see the group’s collective insights are helping doctors and patients move toward better health, better health care and lower cost.

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