As the federal health IT regional extension centers work furiously with providers across the country to implement health IT systems, the New York REC is leading the pack in fulfilling the ultimate mission of all RECs—helping providers to “meaningfully use” health IT and gain federal incentives.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that seeks to extend eligibility for the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program to providers that treat for behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has posted to its Web site an updated version of its Quality Data Model (QDM) and Style Guide, currently available for public comment until July 16. The QDM is an information model document developed to act as a guide for the effective automation of electronic health record (EHR) use.
HealthInfoNet, the state-level health information exchange (HIE) for Maine, recently became the first statewide HIE in the nation to support medical image sharing such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, mammograms, and others.
Healthcare terminology provides a standardized “language of medicine” that allows healthcare providers and HIM professionals the ability to get their daily work done, say terminology experts in this Journal of AHIMA Audio Feature.