Category: Taking Advantage of “Meaningful Use” Incentive

Doctors need to show their patients their online portals to raise awareness.

Nearly half of patients unaware of online EHR portals

As part of electronic health records adoption and achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2, many medical centers have deployed online patient portals. These provide access to patient-doctor communications, appointment scheduling and other useful tools. However, nearly half of patients are unaware they exist. Read More »

A new CMS webinar series aims to better elaborate the ins and outs of Meaningful Use requirements.

CMS to offer webinar series on Meaningful Use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are beginning a webinar series this month, titled “Getting the Most out of Meaningful Use,” to better elucidate this often-confusing subject. Read More »

The healthcare industry is requesting CMS to publish its database on information collected on Meaningful Use Stage 2 readiness.

Industry calls for CMS to publish Meaningful Use data

CMS announced last month that it would collect all of the pertinent information from participating physicians and hospitals on Stage 2 readiness, and then publish it as a database for public health agencies and registries to make use of. Read More »