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CHIME Recommends Waiting On Meaningful Use Stage 2

2/22/2011
While the government wants to implement Stage 2 Electronic Health Records and MU quickly, it shouldn't move forward until a third of eligible hospitals and providers have demonstrated progress under Stage 1, said the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

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IT Staffing Shortages Stymie Healthcare CIOs

10/8/2010
Implementation of electronic health records and eligibility for stimulus funding are likely to be compromised by IT staffing deficiencies in more than half of healthcare organizations, according to CHIME survey results.

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Meaningful Use Training Targets Next Steps

7/23/2010
Now that Meaningful Use and Certification rules have been developed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are focusing on ensuring healthcare providers know how to enroll in the program.

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CPOE Systems Fail Leapfrog Test

7/1/2010
A web-based simulation found that computerized physician order entry systems missed one-half of routine medication order errors and a third of potentially fatal order errors.

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The Great EMR Certification Bottleneck

6/24/2010
While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has been moving at a pretty good clip since December when it released the "meaningful use" notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and certification interim final rule (IFR), right up until the announcement this week of its final temporary certification program, it's apparent just how jammed up its timeline is becoming.

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