Meaningful Use

What is Meaningful Use? If you ask someone at the US Department of Health & Human Services, he or she may tell you that Meaningful Use is an effort to maximize your electronic health record (EHR) technology to involve patients and caregivers in healthcare decisions or to improve care coordination as well as quality, safety, and efficiency. Read More ›

My first experience with documentation outside of a hospital was at a small internal medicine office in Richmond, VA. I was a fourth-year medical student, and the supervising internist ran a small, but very nice office near Stuart Circle. He spent a lot of time with each patient and very little time dictating a few sentences about each encounter for the patient’s medical record. Read More ›

The majority of healthcare “leaders,” primarily hospitals, have qualified for Meaningful Use Stage 1, according to the 24th Annual Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Leadership Survey Read More ›

For oncology to move forward, innovation is required. Science, technology, patient care, and communication are all components of this move toward significant improvement. With the advent of government incentives to encourage the uptake of oncologists’ use of technology in a meaningful way, the pressure is on vendors to adapt standards set by the government oversight body, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT).

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