HIPAA/HITECH Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Impacts and Incentives

Just as hospitals and health care professionals are implementing and measuring use of their electronic health records (EHR), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published draft rules outlining the next more comprehensive set of measures for EHR Systems. Stage 2 draft rules were published the first week of March and, when finalized will impact EHR vendors and electronic patient records, increasing functionality needed to be federally certified. It will also impact hospitals and health care professionals who are or are planning to take advantage of the EHR implementation/upgrade incentives. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the draft rules, changes to certification requirements and “meaningful use” measures and tips on how to keep the federal funding flowing.

  • Overview of Stage 2 Vendor Technical/Functional Requirements
  • Overview of Stage 2 Hospital and Health Care Professionals’’ Meaningful Use Measures
  • Steps to Make Your Voice Heard – Draft Rule Comment Period Strategies
  • What to Expect in 2014 when Stage 2 is Enforce
  • Implementation/Upgrade Planning Tips
  • Summary and Q&A

If your organization is an EHR vendor, a hospital, a health care professional or an entity that directly or indirectly gains from these federal incentives, it’s worth your while to listen in to this free webinar sponsored by Axway, Inc. and Apgar & Associates, LLC.   

Apgar & Associates provides expert privacy, information security, HIPAA, regulatory and electronic health information exchange consulting services. Chris Apgar is a nationally recognized expert in HIPAA security and privacy issues. In addition to leading Apgar and Associates, Chris is the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Board of Directors and chairs the Oregon & S.W. Washington Healthcare, Privacy and Security Forum. Chris was formerly Chief Compliance Officer for Providence Health Plans.

Axway’s HITECH, HIPAA and ACA series discusses regulatory issues, industry trends and challenges in a neutral, easy to digest format. Join us for simple talk about complex problems so that you can reduce costs and complexity while complying with regulatory and industry mandates.

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