Friday, December 20, 2013

Dr Karen DeSalvo chosen as new Head of ONC

Let's congratulate Dr DeSalvo and lend our support in her new public service role!

She has been a strong advocate for the use of HIT to improve the quality of care.

Happy Holidays to all. SV


Advanced Health Information Resources

Friday, December 06, 2013


You have spoken and they have listened. 
Keep sharing your opinions so SV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed a new timeline for the implementation of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) proposed a more regular approach to update ONC’s certification regulations.
Under the revised timeline, Stage 2 will be extended through 2016 and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for those providers that have completed at least two years in Stage 2. The goal of this change is two-fold: first, to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on the successful implementation of the enhanced patient engagement, interoperability and health information exchange requirements in Stage 2; and second, to utilize data from Stage 2 participation to inform policy decisions for Stage 3.