MeHI is partnering with the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) to support and oversee implementation of some projects within the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program. MeHI will focus on those projects that include support for the enhancement of health information technology, including electronic health record (EHR) adoption and increasing connections between providers through the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway).
In an effort to bolster primary care in Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is releasing new standards for medical home recognition this spring, and health IT has a prominent role in the revised standards.
A recent article in Imaging Economics, a monthly journal focusing on radiology and other imaging technologies, examines the benefits of the health information exchange (HIE) and features the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway) and several comments from Sean Kennedy, HIE director at MeHI.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new and updated FAQs about the EHR Incentive Program, including topics on clinical quality measures (CQMs), Meaningful Use objectives, and reporting.
Many health care providers in Massachusetts, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities, do not have electronic health records (EHRs), but that does not mean they cannot connect to the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway), the statewide health information exchange (HIE).
On January 8th, Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary John Polanowicz participated in a live demonstration of Query and Retrieve Services on the Mass HIway providing a glimpse of the future of care for the Commonwealth.