While there are still many uncertainties pertaining to EHR technology and stage 2 meaningful use heading into 2015, some IT and medical professionals are already looking to 2016, the proposed year for stage 3.
Another year has come and gone for the Radiological Society of North America's Annual Meeting. It was a big year for the RSNA, as 2014 marked 100 years of radiological innovations with the association's Centennial Celebration.
Achieving meaningful use is an exhaustive process, but the sharing of patient information and clinical images, such as through a clinical archiving solution, is important to improving quality of care and reducing costs.
On Nov. 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it would be creating the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) to keep up with the demands of data collection and health IT transparency.
Interoperability is a topic of growing concern in the health care IT realm, with industry associations and organizations stepping in to give their opinions on the right steps to take to improve connectivity among doctors and hospitals.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created the meaningful use program to enhance interoperability and improve the quality, efficiency and security of patient information. However it has seen some issues in terms of doctor and hospital attestation.