September 23, 2013 I Written By James Ritchie James Ritchie is a freelance writer with a focus on health care. His experience includes eight years as a staff writer with the Cincinnati Business Courier, part of the American City Business Journals network. Twitter @HCwriterJames
We predict that meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 will be relatively easy for MediTouch® Meaningful Use Stage 1 users. With Meaningful Use Stage 1, we made the road to success simple and easy to track with our Meaningful Use Report Card™. In fact many of our providers have already attested via the CMS process and some have already “cashed their checks”. The bottom line, our work on MU2 has already started; when 2014 begins our users will have all tools to make the transition to Stage 2 hassle…
2014 survey-results infographic highlights progress and notable improvements during the last year, including critical Meaningful Use Stage 2 benchmarks for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs).
Karen DeSalvo, the new National Coordinator for Health IT has said that specifics of a more “flexible” hardship exemption for providers struggling to reach Meaningful Use Stage 2 will be revealed in a few days’ time. #healthIT