Yet you miss the critical end of that sentence ---- "..yet they have ALL the LEVERAGE IF there were any…
Morning Headlines 3/23/15
HHS announces proposed rules to support the path to nationwide interoperability
ONC publishes Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rules and 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria, with public comments open until May 29. The rules establish a single definition of “meaningful use” that all hospitals and providers will have to meet by 2018, attempts to streamline quality reporting burdens, and introduces a number of new patient engagement objectives.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin acknowledges that despite nearly $125 million in spending, the state’s health insurance exchange may need to be shut down and replaced by Healthcare.gov.
How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013
The Wall Street Journal reports that in the last 25 years the healthcare industry has grown to the point that it now employs more workers than any other industry in 35 states.
El Camino says goodbye to paper medical records
A local paper covers El Camino Hospital’s (CA) $125 million Epic implementation. The hospital is finalizing its build and will move into system testing next month as works toward a targeted November 7 go-live.
The Meaningful Use nightmare only got worse. Stage 3 is infinitely worse than the prior stages. Is anyone in ONC or CMS listening to us front line providers? What makes this announcement worse is that they claim is simpler and aligned. And its neither, its worse. They have 8 objectives some with 3 to 6 measures in each objective. Again EPs are penalized for the actions of others including portal use, transitions of care, interop etc. When will this stop and someone listen to us? MU is dead to front line providers and some reason they think even more of the same will fix this problem.