meaningful use Archive

Almost $90m paid out to providers as MU incentives!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of E-Health Standards and Services announced yesterday that almost $90 million have been paid out to eligible practices and hospitals under the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program this past September. Robert Anthony, who made the announcement, said that $25 million of the total was paid out to

Personal “Meaningful Use” Coaches

We know how difficult it can be to keep up with ever-changing healthcare regulations. The newest piece to the puzzle is the government’s “Meaningful Use” EHR incentive program. What is it and how can you benefit from it? MTBC strives to make your life easier by providing all the most up-to-date and accurate information on

An Upgrade Patch for MTBC EHR 5.0 is Released by MTBC

An Upgrade Patch for MTBC EHR 5.0 is Released by MTBC MTBC is pleased to announce that it has released a software upgrade patch for its EHR, MTBC EHR 5.0. This upgrade patch dramatically simplifies numerous processes, including writing e-prescriptions, reviewing patient alerts and managing incoming lab results. MTBC has also fully integrated its rule-based

Setting Pace for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use

Achieving Meaningful Use of EHR technology and receiving federal incentive bonuses is a significant motivator for a nationwide transition to a 21sth century IT infrastructure for healthcare. So far an estimated 50,000 providers have signed up to participate in the EHR Incentive Program. The transition to a full blown nationwide IT infrastructure will occur in

MTBC Offers Meaningful Use Coaches to Guide You to Your Bonus

Under the HITECH Act, the government is offering incentive bonuses of up to $44,000 to healthcare providers who “meaningfully use” EHR technology.  They have gone to great lengths to define the concept of “meaningful use” and have created numerous requirements for physicians to meet in order to be considered “meaningful users”. However, for the average

MTBC Presents Webinar on “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified: How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now”

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified:  How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.   Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive, step-by-step breakdown of how to “meaningfully use” EHR technology in order to qualify

ONC’s Final Rule for Permanent Certification Program

The final rule for the establishment of a permanent certification program for health information technology is has been released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. It will be used to permit organizations to declare electronic health records (EHRs) technology. The details of the permanent certification program are as follows: Organizations

Survey Shows Healthcare Providers Are Not Ready to Achieve Meaningful Use

According to the 2011 Black Book Ranking’s user survey, an estimated 90% of healthcare providers that have purchased EMR technology are already astray in meeting their goals for achieving “meaningful use.”  The user survey ranked the top EMR vendors for 2011 on a basis of key performance indicators, one of which was “meaningful use.” About

MTBC Presents Webinar on “A Practical Guide to Achieving ‘Meaningful Use’ of Your EHR”

On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “A Practical Guide to Achieving ‘Meaningful Use’ of Your EHR”.  The hour long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.  Mr. Chebli provided a coherent strategy to achieve meaningful use, as defined by the Healthcare Information Technology

ONC Names the Initial EMR Certification Bodies

The Office of the National Coordinator for Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), Chicago, Ill. and the Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), Austin, Texas, as the first technology review bodies which have been approved to examine and certify electronic medical record (EMR) systems for conformity with certification criteria that