Meaningful Use

5 Lessons Healthcare Executives Have Learned about EHR Integration

March 18, 2016
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HCE talked with four healthcare leaders about what they have learned from the integration of electronic health records at their respective organizations. We have listed five of these lessons below: 1.)    Centralize all of your corporate processes around the EHR. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York, said his organization […]

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Virginia Gay Looks to Value-Based Future with Enthusiasm and Anticipation

December 16, 2014
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Mike Riege, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Gay Hospital by Pete Fernbaugh Mike Riege, chief executive officer of Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, has been with the organization for 24 years, originally being hired as chief financial officer, then being promoted to CEO in 1992. Riege has presided over impressive growth during his tenure. In […]

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What Hospitals Should Know about EHR Donations to Practices

January 13, 2014
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The laws for underwriting the cost of EHR software for affiliated practices was recently extended and revised, reports Michelle Holmes at Information Week. So what are the broader implications of this for hospitals? First, some background on the laws in question. According to Holmes, “[T]he Stark Law (or physician self-referral statute) prohibits a physician from […]

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These 10 Healthcare Technologies are Impacting C-Suite Decision Making (Part 1 of 2)

April 1, 2013

When interviewing various C-suite executives from healthcare organizations around the country, HCE frequently asks them about the trends they’re seeing in the marketplace, especially in the IT department. In our next two posts, we’re going to take a look at an article by Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice from HealthLeaders Media that details the 10 […]

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EHR Implementation is Slow around the Country

January 28, 2013

In talking with numerous healthcare executives each month, HCE is able to get a pretty good idea of how the average organization is adapting to EHR and why 47 percent of hospital executives are uncertain as to whether their organization can reach Meaningful Use stage 2. Simply put, it’s a process that often moves slower […]

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Government questions providers on EHR entry methods

October 24, 2012

One of the greatest challenges faced by hospital and healthcare organizations these days is the implementation of Meaningful Use and EHRs. The process is so long and taxing on a facility’s resources that the temptation to cut corners is strong. Apparently, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is […]

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