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Find out what meaningful use means for you now

HIM Briefings, March 1, 2010

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With incentive payments set to begin in October for hospitals and in January 2011 for physicians, waiting for the release of final rules before worrying about meaningful use standards may not be wise—especially for those hoping to take advantage of the early incentives.
 
"Despite the fact that there may be some changes, it is time to move forward with enhancements to your information systems that make sense for your organization," says Margret Amatayakul, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIT, CPEHR, FHIMSS, president of Margret\A Consulting in Schaumburg, IL. So what can you do now to prepare? Much of this depends on how fully you have implemented your EHR and the functionality of the EHR you implemented.

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