Welcome to the CMS eHealth Blog
By Robert Tagalicod, Director, Office of E-Health Standards and Services
Welcome to the CMS eHealth blog. Here you can find information about the eHealth initiative that CMS is launching at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans. Upcoming blogs will highlight HIMSS sessions about eHealth and its programs, and we look forward to continuing the conversation as our eHealth programs reach key milestones over the coming months.
What is eHealth?
eHealth aligns several CMS programs:
- Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs
- Quality Measurement
- eRx Incentive Program
- Administrative Simplification
Each program is part of an overarching eHealth infrastructure that will transform our health care system by capturing and tracking health information electronically. CMS is committed to helping health care providers deliver better patient care by simplifying the use of electronic standards and encouraging the adoption of health information technology.
Visit the eHealth website to find helpful information on electronic standards and health information technology implementation, guidance, and milestones.
Follow CMS on Twitter
CMS is tweeting about eHealth and its programs. Join the conversation by using #CMSeHealthand the CMS handle, @CMSGov.
Join CMS at HIMSS
If you are attending the annual HIMSS conference, we encourage you to learn more about eHealth by attending the CMS sessions, and visit the CMS booth #2868.
We look forward to a successful conference and to the launch of the eHealth initiative!