Meaningful use 2

Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2016
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2016Read about the ten challenges Medical Economics believes will be important to physicians in the upcoming year.
Predicting the future of Meaningful Use 3Medical Economics sat down with John Halamka, MD, MS, to ask questions about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' issuing of a Final Rule for attesting to Stage 3 of Meaningful Use programs as well as physicians' demands for delays of the 2017 starting.
Meaningful Use final rule: 4 Tips for hospitalsHospitals and physicians must be diligent in the implementation of their meaningful use business or strategic plan.
Meaningful use final rules: 3 things you need to knowOn October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released Meaningful Use-Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 final rules.
The Flex-IT 2 Act: More posturing than promiseThe Flex-IT 2 Act, recently proposed in Congress, is seen as an example of the resistance toward adopting Meaningful Use standards.
Letter: Meaningful use is meaningless for my patientsThe following is excerpted from a response to a letter published in the July 25, 2015 issue of Medical Economics by Elmer F. Toro, M.D. It is followed by his response to this and other letters of support he has received.
More trouble for EHRs?Two new studies highlight shortcomings of Meaningful Use program and doctors’ dissatisfaction with technology
Physicians left in Meaningful Use limboThe MGMA, among others representing medical practices, is asking CMS to delay the Stage 3 rules of meaningful use to benefit physicians and patients.
EHRs found to reduce prescribing problems in patients with diabetesPrimary care physicians often complain that the benefits of using electronic health record (EHR) systems are outweighed by the costs of implementing the technology and meeting government meaningful use (MU) standards. But a new study suggests that in at least one area—reducing adverse drug events—EHRs are having an impact.
Patient portals: Essential, but underused by physiciansMany physicians regard patient portals as just another hoop they have to jump through to get their electronic health record (EHR) incentives and/or avoid Medicare penalties. But that view can be short-sighted, consultants say, if practices neglect portal services that are attractive to patients.