The American Hospital Association will host an Oct. 24 member conference call to summarize and answer questions about the final rules for Stage 2 "meaningful use" of electronic health records, information that will help hospitals prepare for Stage 1 and plan for Stage 2. The call, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, will focus on the rules for hospitals working with affiliated physicians.To register for the 90-minute call, the second in a two-part series, click here.
On Sept. 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a final rule defining Stage 2 meaningful use, while the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology published a final rule setting certification criteria, standards and implementation specifications for EHR technology in 2014.
(MHA members: To stay updated on all of the latest meaningful use information, join the Information Technology community on MHA Connect. If you need your username and password, email email@example.com.)