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Stay informed on important updates regarding Health IT in Massachusetts by frequently checking this page. We will routinely post announcements on program updates, new and revised regulations, deadlines and extensions, and other relevant notices.  

One Thousand Massachusetts Primary Care Providers Adopt Health Record Technology With Support from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute

May 6, 2013

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

The Regional Extension Center (REC), a program of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has reached the key milestone of successfully helping 1,000 primary health care providers in the Commonwealth achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use of electronic health records, making them eligible

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Massachusetts Recognized as a National Leader in Advancing the Use of Health Information Technology

April 1, 2013

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Massachusetts has been recognized as a national leader for efforts to enhance the safety and quality of health care by embracing the use of health information technology.

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4,789 Providers In Massachusetts Receive $173,544,908 Under EHR Incentive Programs

June 20, 2012

Source: U.S Department of Health and Human Services

JUNE 19, 2012 - More than 100,000 health care providers have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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MDPHnet Approved for Query Health Pilot

June 19, 2012

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

JUNE 19, 2012 - The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has recently approved the MDPHnet project (Massachusetts Department of Public Health Network) as a Query Health Pilot.

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $14.6 Million in Federal Funding Distributed to 15 Hospitals to Advance Electronic Health Records

February 14, 2012

Source: Mass.gov

FEBRUARY 8, 2011- BOSTON -The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced more than $14.6 million in federal Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive payments made to 15 hospitals and 12 eligible health care professionals in Massachusetts.

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AMA Secures Extension for E-Prescribing Hardship Exemption Deadline New Deadline November 8th

November 2, 2011

Source: QualityNet

After hearing yesterday that some physicians were having difficulty accessing the CMS Communication Support Page, the AMA was able to work with CMS to secure an extension. The new deadline to file for an e-prescribing hardship exemption is Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

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Affordable Care Act Initiative to Lower Costs, Help Doctors and Hospitals Coordinate Care

August 23, 2011

Source: U.S Department of Health and Human Services

August 23, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new initiative to help improve care for patients while they are in the hospital and after they are discharged. 

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Alert: Medicare EHR Incentive Program Attestation Begins April 19!

April 19, 2011

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

A message from our HHS partner

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Enrollment of 2,500 Health Care Providers in Effort To Advance Electronic Health Records

March 31, 2011

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

March 31, 2011 - The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to reach its federal goal in the enrollment of health care providers to adopt the use of electronic health records.

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $3.8 Million in Federal Funding for Health IT

February 3, 2011

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

February 3, 2011 - BOSTON -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts has received $3.8 million in federal funding to support health information technology initiatives in the Commonwealth. The federal award from the Office of the National Coordinator, within the U.S.

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