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CMS seeks public comment on HIT and EHR products

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have issued a Request for Information (RFI) entitled "Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures under CMS Programs," available at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/31/2015-32931/agency-in.... The RFI provides CMS and ONC with an opportunity to assess policy options that could improve the effectiveness of the certification of health IT and specifically the certification and testing of EHR products used for the reporting of quality measures. Select to access a blog discussing the RFI: http://blog.cms.gov/2015/12/30/improving-the-submission-of-quality-data-....

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule

Thursday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.: The new Certified Technology Comparison Task Force holds a virtual meeting. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1PsZYtz

Friday, January 8, 12:00 p.m.: The Certified Technology Comparison Task Force meets. Follow along here: http://bit.ly/1Sxp5y3

EHR Success Stories

Here's a recap of some of the highlights in 2015! Read a holiday message from MU Health CEO & COO Mitch Wasden:

The devastating tornado that swept through Joplin, Missouri on May 22 completely destroyed a number of physician offices, including that of Tracy Godfrey, MD, a Family Practitioner with the Family Health Center of Joplin. But thanks to electronic health records, Godfrey had access to all of her patients' information, and in less than three days after the catastrophe, the practice was able to reopen its doors at a temporary location. More EHR Success Stories