Announcements

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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.  

Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

November 1, 2018

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

BOSTON – During an event today at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a $100,000 grant providing seed funding for AGENCY, a new coworking innovation hub for collective impact where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts can work side-by-side to explore and apply ideas for aging populations around the globe.  

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Mass. Digital Health Initiative Continues Support for TechSpring Innovation Hub

June 28, 2018

Source: MeHI/MassTech

Grant from Mass. eHealth Institute brings Commonwealth’s Funding to $240,000 Over Past 3 Years

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Mass HIway 2018 Attestation & Connection Requirements

June 18, 2018

Source: Mass HIway

The Mass HIway is the Commonwealth’s statewide Health Information Exchange. Mass HIway Regulations require that specified healthcare organizations connect to and use the Mass HIway.

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Mass HIway 2018 Attestation & Connection Requirements

June 18, 2018

Source: Mass HIway

The Mass HIway is the Commonwealth’s statewide Health Information Exchange. Mass HIway Regulations require that specified healthcare organizations connect to and use the Mass HIway.

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Using Opt Out to Demonstrate MU Modified Stage 2

February 23, 2018

Source: MeHI, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

 

When patients elect to Opt Out of participating in electronic access to their Health Information, this impacts a provider’s ability to meet two related Meaningful Use Modified Stage 2* measures:

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Mass HIway Regulations: January 1, 2018 Connection Requirement

January 17, 2018

Source: Mass HIway

Mass HIway newsletter content regarding updates on the January 1, 2018 Connection Requirement.

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Notice of Amendment to the Mass HIway Policies and Procedures

October 31, 2017

Source: Mass HIway

The Mass HIway Policies & Procedures Version 4 has been published.

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Mass HIway Regulations and Policies & Procedures

March 2, 2017

Source: Mass HIway

The state regulations, 101 CMR 20.00: Health Information Exchange, also known as the "Mass HIway Regulations" took effect February 10, 2017. To assist stakeholders in reviewing these final regulations, the Mass HIway has released the following documents: Mass HIway Regulations Summary and Mass HIway Regulations FAQs.

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Final Mass HIway Regulations Available

February 10, 2017

Source: The Mass HIway

The final Mass HIway Regulations are now available online, and will be in effect as of February 10, 2017.

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New Official CMS Resources for Participation in the EHR Incentive Programs for CY 2017 and Stage 3

December 5, 2016

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Visit the CMS Website for Updated Information on CY 2017 and Stage 3 Program Requirements.

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