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….
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….
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….
Introduction The Meaningful Use program that was supposed to bring us shareable electronic health records for improved coordination of care, reduced health costs and improved health outcomes is winding down Continue Reading….
When I ask my doctor for my health records, what can I expect to receive? In what form (electronic or paper) are these health records kept? My health records are Continue Reading….
Patient advocacy involves supporting a patient as he or she navigates our healthcare system. It is about making the patient’s wishes reality. Over ten years ago, I experienced an emotionally charged Continue Reading….