The Institute of Medicine calls on ONC to mandate the inclusion of far more comprehensive social and behavioral health assessments as part of the MU Stage 3 requirements.
In England, the Department of Health publishes a “framework for action” that outlines its ambitious digital transformation plans spanning the next five years.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University compare pre and post-implementation data sets and measure a 27 percent reduction in patient safety events following the deployment of an advanced electronic medical record.
The former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center (OK) pleads guilty in federal court to charges that he attested for Meaningful Use and collected $785,000 in incentive payments while the hospital was still almost entirely on paper. He faces up to five years in prison.
UCSF School of Medicine Professor Bob Wachter, MD recall the history of the Meaningful Use program from inception to its current state, concluding that the ONC does not have the leadership to right the ship, and that the program should be scaled back and focused solely on interoperability, or altogether scrapped so that vendors can go back to developing features that customers are interested in.