To: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Date: November 17th, 2015 Re: Comments on the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information Regarding Implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of...
New Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule Focuses on Advanced Use of Electronic Health Record Systems
On Friday, March 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their proposed rule for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use (MU) Incentive Program. The proposal was published in the Federal Register and is available online. CMS is accepting...
The healthcare system in the U.S. has made notable progress in advancing patient-centeredness over the last several years. For example, more health consumers receive educational information at the appropriate level and they have greater access to their own electronic...
Many healthcare professionals (HCPs) have made tremendous headway in incorporating electronic health records (EHRs) and patient portals into their practices to meet meaningful use requirements and facilitate patient engagement. Many patients also have been using...
Survey found cancer patients overwhelmingly want to be engaged in their care, have a desire for education and are interested in using technology to be connected to their health care team.
How patient portals will play a central role in solving the Meaningful Use objectives of providing patient centered care. A guest article by Navigating Cancer’s CEO, Gena Cook, in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Oncology Issues.
What is patient engagement, why is it important, and how can health IT make it easier for oncology providers to engage patients in their care?
Navigating Cancer CEO Gena Cook provides insights into the trends and issues that will impact patient centered care in community oncology practices this year, and what part health IT will play.
The differences between the medical home and accountable care organization (ACO) models, including the risks and benefits of each. Guest article from Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives with Community Oncology Alliance (COA).
How the medical home concept can be applied to community oncology clinics, the important role technology plays, and a case study of the first oncology clinic to be certified as a medical home.
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