Meaningful Use Stage 2

By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2015
Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, California-based company that just released a clinical communication platform, raised $2.4 million from  Data Collective, with additional contributions from True Ventures, Harris Barton, Orfin Ventures and Venture Investment Associates. This brings the company's total funding to $4.4 million. The recently launched Health Gorilla Clinical Network, a HIPAA-compliant and...
By Aditi Pai September 16, 2014
Around 30 percent of patients have been offered access to their online medical records by their healthcare provider or insurer, according to a survey of more than 2,100 people conducted by the ONC last year. The survey was conducted prior to the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and CLIA rules. "This may in part reflect the limited view, download and transmit (VDT) capabilities of health...
By Brian Dolan February 26, 2014
The Ohio State University Medical Center has seen a considerable spike in mobile visitors to its website. In January 2012 the medical center noticed that about 13 percent of its website visitors were viewing it on their mobile devices, but by January 2014 that percentage has jumped to about 40 percent. Those and other data points helped convince the medical center to move away from text-heavy...
By Jonah Comstock February 24, 2014
Web-based patient portals, in one form or another, have started to become commonplace in American doctor's offices and hospitals. Partly this is due to requirements in Meaningful Use Stage II that patients have access to their own data. But the typical patient portal gives patients a small spattering of information like charts or lab results, without interpreting that data or making it actionable...
By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2013
Humetrix iBlueButton app won the ONC's Blue Button Mashup Challenge. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is working to promote more patient engagement and access with their own records. One avenue of this work is with the Meaningful Use Stage 2 guidelines, but the office is also working with data holders and app developers to encourage the development...
By Neil Versel February 27, 2012
Hospital CIOs, or at least some of the best hospital CIOs, seem to get it. The others need to get on the ball, fast. "If you don't have mobility in your strategy, then you don't have a strategy," Susan Heichert, senior VP and CIO at Allina Health System, a 10-hospital system based in Minneapolis, said at the 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Las...