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Comment on Stage 3 Meaningful Use: Deadline January 14, 2013

The Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) developed a preliminary set of recommendations for Stage 3 meaningful use. The comment period is now open.

HITEC-LA Passes Milestone of Helping 1,000 L.A. County Primary Care Providers Reach Meaningful Use with Certified Electronic Health Records

Federally-subsidized assistance helps eligible health care providers upgrade from outdated paper files to efficient computerized systems that enable quality care improvements

LOS ANGELES – HITEC-LA announced that more than 1,000 of its member primary care providers have reached meaningful use with a certified electronic health record (EHR) system.  Providers that meaningfully use certified EHRs can have increased capabilities to improve the quality of the patient care that they deliver.

CMS Asking for Public Comment on Potential Stage 3 CQMs for the EHR Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to develop new measures for potential use by eligible professionals (EPs) in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Mathematica, along with its subcontractor, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), invites the public's input on the proposed measure specifications.

CMS Releases Stage 2 Meaningful Use Specification Sheets with Details on Each Measure

CMS has added Stage 2 meaningful use specification sheets for both eligible professionals (EPs) and for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to help them participate in Stage 2 of meaningful use in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

HITEC-LA Now on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

HITEC-LA strives to keep the lines of communication open with its members through many channels, and has added social media as a way to keep in touch!

“FOLLOW” us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/HITECLA

“LIKE” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hitecla

"JOIN" us on LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/groups/HITECLA-4648376

Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program Now Accepting Meaningful Use Attestations

As of September 27, 2012, the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program is now accepting 2012 meaningful use attestations.

To learn about the new SLR process and functionality, attend a “Lunch and Learn” webinar offered by the state. Webinars are scheduled from 12:15-1:15pm on the following days:

Health IT Video for Patients & Families: Giving You Access to Your Medical Records When and Where They're Needed

Health IT is upgrading our healthcare system for the 21st Century. Today's technology is converting the information in our paper records into an electronic format which allows you and your doctors to have access to your health information when and where it's needed. Learn more about the benefits of health IT and how online, secure access to your health record can help make sure you get the best care.

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