Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Draft Stage 3 Meaningful Use Recommendations Expected in August

A work group of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT plans to release draft recommendations for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program by August. Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record systems can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.  (Unibased's ForSite2020® v7.0 is Meaningful Use Certified.)

[Source: iHealthBeat]
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Client News: KentuckyOne Health Names Valinda Rutledge President of Jewish Hospital

Valinda Rutledge
KentuckyOne Health has named Valinda Rutledge as Market Leader Louisville and President of Jewish Hospital effective July 23, 2012. She will have responsibility for the oversight of the Jewish Hospital downtown medical campus, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and Frazier Rehab Institute, all in Louisville, in addition to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in Shelbyville.  Rutledge comes to KentuckyOne from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where she served in a senior leadership role in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as director of the Patient Care Models Group since June 2011.

[Source: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Press Release]
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