"Meaningful Use" Posts

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ONC’s Thoughts on Patents, Health IT, and Meaningful Use

Jodi G. Daniel | March 4, 2013

ONC was recently asked whether the regulatory requirements for EHR certification and meaningful use, especially some of the more patient-focused requirements, like the view, download, and transmit to a 3rd party meaningful use objective, could implicate patents.
We want to share with you our thoughts on patents and meaningful use, and identify the proactive steps ONC is taking to understand their implications and share that understanding with the community.

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States Demonstrate Success in Meaningful Use Acceleration Efforts

Fadesola Adetosoye | December 12, 2012

The numbers are in and meaningful use of Meaningful Use appears to be working. In Ohio, nearly half of the providers in the Cincinnati Beacon Community program have achieved meaningful use. In Maine, 83% of the patient population is electronically sharing health care information with their providers, facilitated by the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), HealthInfoNet.

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Comment Period Now Open: Help Set the Stage for Meaningful Use Stage 3

Jodi G. Daniel | November 27, 2012

See revised section below on how to submit comments.
Speak up now and help ONC’s Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) as they begin to develop meaningful use stage 3 recommendations that target a collaborative model of care with shared responsibility and accountability, and build upon previous meaningful use objectives.

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