Patient engagement is transforming the healthcare industry as more patients take over the wheel on their own healthcare and demand access to their personal health records. Healthcare institutions are also under more pressure to provide clinical decision support and easily accessible medical information for their patients as mandated by meaningful use stage 2 [...]
The mobile health market, also known as mHealth, is rapidly growing. As more and more healthcare institutions and physicians are adopting electronic medical records they are also exploring the world of mobile health applications. While the integration between the two is slow going, the use of them separately is quickly moving forward.
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According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2,215 eligible hospitals have registered for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive Program. Of those registered, 564 have received their first payment for achieving Stage 1 of meaningful use. While some of the remaining hospitals are well positioned to attain meaningful use Stage 1 requirements, [...]
According to Robert Anthony of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services office, September incentive payouts to 1,400 eligible providers totaled $25 million and payouts to eligible hospitals totaled $61 million. That is a grand total of nearly $90 million in incentive payouts made under the meaningful use EHR incentive program. To date CMS [...]
As more and more hospitals strive to achieve meaningful use, it is becoming better known that many are also mobile health advocates. Most of the hospitals that are working to gain meaningful use certification have some sort of mobile health program in place. The federal military health network, which is composed of 65 hospitals [...]
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