The American Medical Association (AMA) is one of a number of groups that has been asking the feds for adjustments to the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposal, but in a new editorial the association jumps to the latter position in no uncertain terms.
MMRGlobal, Inc., which provides, among other things, online personal health records (PHR), has entered into an agreement with E-Mail Frequency, which provides targeted email delivery services across a range of demographics and industry sectors.
Given that we’ve been pondering the role of policymaking in the health IT transition, it seems fitting to finish the week by pointing to a report that advises small providers to, if not outright ignore, at least not limit themselves to the restrictions of public programs.
What's the appropriate ongoing role for public policy in the health IT transition? The question may seem a bit superfluous, given the fact that ONC and a host of other agencies at the federal and state levels seem to have a finger in every health IT pot around.
It’s funny how deadlines can focus the mind. For example, healthcare providers who want to make the most financially of the HITECH incentives need to begin by the end of this year, and many providers still aren’t clear on the necessary steps.
At a time when many healthcare providers are poring through ONC’s MU Stage 2 proposal to see what lies ahead, the country’s largest Regional Extension Center (REC) is looking back at what it’s accomplished since it was founded just two years ago.
It’s a given, nowadays, that EHRs are intended to transform the healthcare sector. But what’s increasingly interesting to us is how new models of healthcare delivery are beginning to change our approach to EHRs, and to health IT in general.