Two new provisions in the Stage 2 “meaningful use” criteria measure the meaningful use required for provider incentive payments based not simply on the providers’ use of EHR, but on their patients’ use of it.
Continue Reading Patients’ “Meaningful Use” of Electronic Health Information Proposed as Core Measure for Provider Incentive Payments from Feds

This blog has been reporting on the effects on providers, insurers and others of the HIPAA/HITECH statutes and regulations that require public disclosure of breaches of unsecured Protected

Continue Reading The Ever-Lengthening Parade of PHI Security Breaches – The New Paper Chase of Four Massachusetts Community Hospitals

Pennsylvania, get ready for another acronym: "QUICKSTEPS" (Quality Improvement and Care for Kids through Electronic Programs).  This is the state’s new five-year pediatric EMR initiative, funded by the U.S.

Continue Reading Pennsylvania “QUICKSTEPS” Program to apply $10 Million in Federal Funds Toward Promotion of Pediatric EHR