As of the end of February, 458,137 eligible hospitals and professionals were participating in the meaningful use program, officials said during a Health IT Policy Committee meeting last week, Government Health IT reports.
Two thousand primary care surveyed EHR users narrowed down an elite group of systems vendors across eighteen probing key performance indicators from a field of over 400 qualified healthcare software firms. As thousands of primary care practices still scramble to select and implement records systems, current adopters identify the firms that delivered on implementation success, productivity, outcomes, connectivity, meaningful use achievement and crucial stimulus fund requirements.
Please join CMS and health care industry leaders to discuss important eHealth topics:
Topics for the Healthcare User Experience (#HCUX) tweet chat
#HCUX TweetChat for June 26, 2014
The first #HCUX (Healthcare User Experience) chat was hosted by Bennett Lauber (@uuAbility), Chief Experience Officer of The Usability People, LLC
The moderator for this chat has not yet been set.
Topics, so far, are:
Better clinical information system user experience can improve the quality of care. Discuss -
Can someone tell me why no one advertises #design positions in #hit? HIT needs consumer grade #UX
Health IT experts and industry stakeholders are looking to CMS to provide clarity on a newly enacted law that delays the ICD-10 compliance deadline until at least 2015, Modern Healthcare reports (Carlson/Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 4/1).
The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) is working with Open Health Tools (OHT) to migrate the governance and code management of CONNECT, an open source software solution that enables secure health information exchange (HIE), to their open source community. OHT, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that governs open source communities and provides a framework for individuals, vendors, and government to collaborate on health IT projects, has selected CONNECT as one of their projects.
The Access Board's free monthly series took place April 3 2014 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and covered evaluation and testing for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which requires access to electronic and information technology in the federal sector.
Federal agencies are responsible for accurately evaluating information and communication technology, including web and software applications, for Section 508 compliance. This webinar reviewed the standards-based approach to Section 508 evaluation and testing implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Some medical schools are incorporating training on electronic health records into their curricula because exposure to the IT systems is increasingly considered a crucial element of the medical education experience, Politico Pro reports.