Tag Archives: HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS is Recommending an Extension of the Stage 2 Timeline. Here’s Why.

As we gear up for the start of Meaningful Use Stage 2 in a few weeks, HIMSS has been working with our members and listening to the public dialogue on the challenges and opportunities that Meaningful Use Stage 2 adds … Continue reading

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Pioneer ACO Atrius Health and Herding Cats

Herding cats…an idiomatic saying that refers to an attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are uncontrollable or chaotic, according to Wikipedia.

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The Promise of Health IT

On Friday January 11, both the New York Times and the Washington Post cited a new Health Affairs commentary from RAND researchers, “What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises of Health Information Technology.” The press coverage focused on … Continue reading

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Health IT is an essential element to transform the Nation’s healthcare system

Recently, four members of Congress sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius asking her to suspend payments for the EHR Incentive Payments authorized in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The Members make reference to “recent reports reveal[ing] that the EHR program may … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be a Connected Hospital

HIMSS Analytics data was used for the second year in a row to help validate the U.S,News Most Connected Hospitals list.  In the Q/A that follows, you’ll learn more about this data and the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM).

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Health IT in 2012

The authors of a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs found that their analyses of the records of 28,741 patient visits to 1,187 office-based physicians in 2008 “raise the possibility that, as currently implemented, electronic access [to … Continue reading

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HIMSS Statement on Release of Meaningful Use Stage 2

UPDATE 2-24-12: This afternoon, ONC released the proposed rule for “Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology.” HIMSS released the following statement today … Continue reading

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