CMS has released a proposed rule which will have broad changes to its Meaningful Use Program. Renaming the program, “Promoting Interoperability,” the changes are designed to implement the CMS MyHealthEData initiative to strengthen interoperability and change the rules of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Programs. The proposed rule would change the way healthcare providers implement electronic health record systems and the impact that implementation would have on patient care.SHIEC’s Advocacy Committee is in the process of evaluating the rule and its impact on HIE community; additional information and discussion to come. SHIEC encourages members to review the proposal as well. To review the proposed Federal rule making, click here (PDF).

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