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Can We Find a Balance Between Privacy and Meaningful Use?

Posted on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

You’ve probably noticed that there is a lot of conversation about meaningful use lately. It’s not a new concept in health IT, but these days, it’s timely.

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Tags: meaningful use, EHR, interoperability

Simplifying HIE: Strategies to Make Things Easier

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act was created (as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) to stimulate the migration of medical records from a paper model to an electronic one. HITECH includes Meaningful Use (MU), which are guidelines to encourage and enforce the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by doctors, clinics, hospitals, and care delivery systems throughout the country. There are three key components that define meaningful use:

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Tags: meaningful use, EHR, electronic health records, electronic health record, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, ONC, Health Information Exchange, HIE

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