In the GAO’s assessment (GAO 17-305) of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (also called the Meaningful Use program), it was discovered that few patients access their Electronic Health Continue Reading….
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report entitled “HHS Should Assess the Effectiveness of its Efforts to Enhance Patient Access to and Use of Electronic Health Information” (GAO Continue Reading….
In a former blog post, I let you know that the health records you can inspect (and have copies of) include medical images (ultrasound, MRI, PET and CT scanners, and x-ray), graphs Continue Reading….
Could you imagine the IRS allowing the average American to simply tell them how much income he/she made for the year without getting third party verification (e.g., 1099s, W2s, etc.)? Continue Reading….
In an earlier blog post , I described how the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (also called the Meaningful Use Program) handed out payments to medical professionals and hospitals Continue Reading….
Goodbye to Meaningful Use In January, 2016, Andy Slavitt, the Interim Chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Centers (CMS) announced to healthcare stakeholders that Meaningful Use is “effectively Continue Reading….
For-profit healthcare providers, hospitals, health IT developers and EHR vendors are using subtle (the “letter of the law”) and not so subtle (health information blocking) methods to keep the Protected Health Information Continue Reading….
Meaningful Use (MU) is a concept that came out of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and a patient’s view of meaningful use is difficult to find. Through carrots (incentive Continue Reading….
It has been 4+ years since I first embraced my Electronic Health Records (via (EHR) patient portals). In this time, I have seen long overdue digital age progress come to the healthcare Continue Reading….
The year 2015 was a big year for the Meaningful Use program (Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs). It was the year when the Meaningful Use program unofficially became Meaningful Use: Continue Reading….