(Published on behalf of HIMSS)
There have been many gains made in the Healthcare Industry in its goal to meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 compliance. New research from HIMSS Analytics reported a 16 percent increase, from 25 to 41 percent in the seven months from February to September 2011, in hospitals being well positioned to meet Stage 1 of meaningful use. The data indicates more eligible hospitals are likely to succeed in meeting the criteria for this first stage of meaningful use, an important step as healthcare providers strive to become meaningful users of health information technology. As of Sept. 30, 2011, CMS reported 2,215 eligible hospitals have registered for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs; 564 hospitals (158/Medicare and 406/Medicaid) have received payment for meeting Stage 1 of meaningful use, as of this same date.
As the industry is in the midst of working towards Stage 1 compliance, the Department of Health and Human Services is planning to release shortly three new Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, Standards Implementation Specifics and Certification Criteria and NwHIN Governance. These new regulations will focus on recommendations received from HHS’s Health IT Policy Committee, Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), and others to ensure that Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations have a successful roll out, that standards are implemented effectively, and that proper governance is established for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).
Join nationally recognized experts for an in-depth review of the new NPRMs to gain an understanding on their implications for your organization’s future of achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Wednesday, March 14th
HIMSS Virtual Briefing
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