MeHI Newsletter
EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM UPDATES
Amendment to Supporting Documentation Requirements for Program Year 2015
MeHI recently updated the supporting documentation requirements for Program Year 2015. Please visit MeHI's MU Toolkit for Eligible Professionals to download and view the revised requirements for CEHRT, Patient Volume, Security Risk Analysis, Clinical Decision Support Rule, and Heath Information Exchange.

See our email correspondence sent earlier this month for full details regarding the updates.
MAPIR is Now Open for 2015 Meaningful Use Applications  
MAPIR is open for 2015 Meaningful Use applications. Before submitting your application, carefully review the supporting documentation requirements. Submitting all required documentation with your application will speed up the approval process.

View MAPIR Guide  
MASS HIWAY UPDATE
HIT Council to Discuss HIway Regulations
The next Health Information Technology Council meeting, scheduled for June 6th at 3:30 pm, will focus on HIway regulations. The Council will discuss regulations regarding patient consent to share information over the HIway. They will also discuss regulations outlining requirements for providers to connect to the HIway as mandated under Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012.

The agenda and presentations will be posted, when available, on the HIT Council's website.

When:
Monday, June 6th, 3:30 PM

Where:
One Ashburton Place
21st Floor
Boston, MA 02108


WEBINARS
MIPS: Clinical Practice Improvement Activities Overview
Date:
June 15 & June 22
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register 

MIPS Scoring Overview
Date: June 17 & June 24
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Register 
CAREERS
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CONTACT US
Massachusetts
eHealth Institute

1-855-MassEHR
ehealth@masstech.org 

eHealth Services Center
1-855-MassEHR

PROGRAM YEAR 2015 DEADLINES
MU Dates Meaningful Use table timeline
HHS Announces $1.5 Million in Funding Opportunities to Advance Common Health Data Standards
HHS logo - light blue. Official HHS logo from website (CMYK). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two funding opportunities, offered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), worth $1.5 million.

The High Impact Pilot and Standards Exploration Award cooperative agreement programs are designed to spur the development of standards and technology that will improve the sharing of health information among health care stakeholders and improve care delivery and the patient experience.

Full news release

Applications are due on July 8, 2016. More information is available at healthit.gov.
New Federal Initiative Looks to Redesign the Medical Bill   
A Bill You Can Understand - HHS.gov.  
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced a challenge to encourage health care organizations, designers, developers, digital tech companies, and other innovators to design a medical bill that's simpler, cleaner, and easier for patients to understand. The "A Bill You Can Understand" design and innovation challenge is intended to solicit new approaches and draw national attention to a common complaint with the health care system: that medical billing is a source of confusion for patients and families.

Full news release

Additional information including how to apply can be found at abillyoucanunderstand.com
INDUSTRY EVENTS
NEW iHT2 event image (June 23-24 dates).
iHT2 2016 Health IT Summit in Boston - June 23-24   
At iHT2  Health IT Summits, renowned leaders in North American healthcare gather to present important information and share insights. Discussions and interactive sessions lead to shared learnings and exceptional networking opportunities. Healthcare leaders participate in transformative discussions and benefit from a unique environment for learning and professional growth.
 
The iHT2 summit in Boston will tackle topics including:
  • Interoperability in the Post-EHR Era;
  • Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics & Personalized Medicine;
  • Security & Data Protection: High Tech & High Touch;
  • Big Data Mining for Value-based Healthcare; and
  • HIEs: A New Era?
 
Keynote Speaker:
  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Managing Director, Navigant Healthcare

Featured Speakers:
  • Ari Lightman, Distinguished Service Professor of Digital Media and Marketing, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cameron Camp, Security Researcher, ESET
  • Mark Haglund, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics

When (NEW DATE):

Tuesday, June 23rd, 8 AM - Wednesday, June 24th, 1:30 PM

Where:
Aloft Seaport Boston
401-403D Street
Boston, MA 02210

Rates:
 
MeHI affiliates can receive discounted admission to the Summit!
 
Use the discount code MeHI15 for 15% off. 
 
mHealth for Clinical Trials 2016
mHealth for Clinical Trials 2016 logo. mHealth for Clinical Trials 2016 will address the technical, regulatory and cultural barriers in the adoption of mobile and digital technology to help you transform your clinical trials process. Driven by real world case studies, this conference will show you exactly how these technologies can be implemented to:
  • Revolutionize the way patients are enrolled, increasing engagement and adherence;
  • Enable more frequent and efficient data collection; and
  • Significantly reduce trial cost and duration.
When:
Monday, June 13, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, June 15, 5:00 PM

Where:
The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210