"Meaningful Use" 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 Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S.

Announcing the 2014 Meaningful Use Objectives Quick Reference Grids

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. | November 6, 2012

Almost 2 years ago, ONC released meaningful use quick reference grids to capture—in one place—how meaningful use Stage 1 objectives and measures correlated with adopted 2011 Edition EHR certification criteria.  We’re pleased to announce the 2014 versions of these grids, which are back by popular demand, and posted on HealthIT.gov (look under the “ONC Resources” heading).

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Portrait of Jesse C. James, MD, MBA

Federal Agencies Share Resources and 2014 Clinical Quality Measures

Jesse C. James, MD, MBA | October 26, 2012

CMS, ONC and other Federal agencies have been working to leverage emerging health information technology (health IT) in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to improve the quality of care that is available to their beneficiaries. In Meaningful Use Stage 2, a key component of this work is electronic reporting of quality data to CMS and the certification of electronic health record (EHR) technology to ensure the accurate capture, calculation, and reporting of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs).

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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

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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