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  1. HIMSS releases two definitions recommended to CMS and the Office of The Coordinator.
  2. Galen Healthcare, in partnership with AllScripts has a solution.
  3. VitalCenter ensures access to EHRs during any network crisis

Category: EHR Matters
Date: April 26, 2009
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Hello I’m Lindsay Pine and this is EHR Matters for Wednesday, April 29th.

Are we any closer to the Federal Government’s official definition of “meaningful use” of EHRs? Maybe. HIMSS has just released two definitions it recommended to CMS and the Office of The Coordinator. In both descriptions HIMSS proposes CCHIT, as the certifying body for EHRs, and a phased approach with any criteria showing a functionality of at least 85% in the final phase. As a HIMSS spokesperson said, "Setting a requirement of 100% is both unrealistic and unachievable."

The complete text of the proposal and the letter from HIMSS to the regulatory agencies can be found at the web address on your screen:

Physicians and other consumers are learning more about the values of EHRs everyday. We have spoken many times on this program about how EHRs streamline office procedures and improve clinical care. That is, when they are up and running. But what about when they are not? What happens when EHR data is not available? Galen Healthcare, in partnership with AllScripts has come up with a solution.

VitalCenter, is a service that delivers off-line copies of electronic health records whenever a facility’s EHR is down. The system ensures access to EHRs during any network crisis, and eliminates the need to shut down offices early for system maintenance or upgrades.

Physicians and other consumers are learning more about the values of EHRs everyday. We have spoken many times on this program about how EHRs streamline office procedures and improve clinical care. That is, when they are up and running. But what about when they are not? What happens when EHR data is not available? Galen Healthcare, in partnership with AllScripts has come up with a solution.

VitalCenter, is a service that delivers off-line copies of electronic health records whenever a facility’s EHR is down. The system ensures access to EHRs during any network crisis, and eliminates the need to shut down offices early for system maintenance or upgrades.

I’m Lindsay Pine and this has been EHR Matters – Thanks for watching.

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