Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meaningful Use OneSource

HIMSS Launches Meaningful Use OneSource, an Authoritative Knowledge Resource

CHICAGO (December 8, 2010) – Providing current and vital resources for implementation of health information technology to improve patient care, HIMSS introduces Meaningful Use OneSource, an online repository of hundreds of documents, tools and links to other knowledge available on the Internet. Users can go to www.himss.org/meaningfuluse to find this meaningful use compendium vetted by content experts.

HIMSS developed the Meaningful Use OneSource to equip its members and interested organizations to prepare for the Meaningful Use and Certification Criteria and Standards regulations. Meaningful Use OneSource provides answers to questions including:

· How to meet and use meaningful use certification criteria;
· How to receive the Medicare and Medicaid incentive funding and avoid penalties;
· How to practically and successfully implement meaningful use in a healthcare organization; and
· How to access recently released updates on federal and state laws and regulations.

The website offers information in three major categories: The Basics: Meaningful Use 101; Qualifying for Meaningful Use and Funding; and Putting MU into Practice. Within each area, users can find specific information relevant to their situation and organization with resources further delineated on specific topics.

“Almost 400 documents and source links appear on Meaningful Use OneSource, and new information will be added on a regular basis,” said Patricia B. Wise, RN, MS, MA COL (USA ret’d), Vice President, Health Information Systems, HIMSS. “Because HIMSS reviews and vets all research and information before it is posted, users have the assurance they are accessing credible and current knowledge.”

Visit and bookmark Meaningful Use OneSource for a complete resource on the latest developments on implementing and managing meaningful use.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

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