Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Comparison Infographic

In order for eligible professionals to receive government EMR incentive payments, they must demonstrate “meaningful use” of an accredited EMR system. These regulations are designed to encourage widespread adoption of EMR technology and integration of these capabilities into the health care system.

Meaningful use stage 1 and stage 2 criteria and regulations have been established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Healthpoint created this infographic (below) to assist health care providers in understanding the differences in core objectives, clinical quality measures, and menu measures between meaningful use stage 1 and 2.

Image credit: ehealthdc.org

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4 dead, over 26 injured in poll chaos in Nyanza, Machakos

A medic at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga's Teaching

Three people have been killed and more than two dozens injured in chaos related to repeat presidential election in Nyanza.

Two of the victims died after police and anti-election protesters, allied to the National Supper Alliance (Nasa), clashed in Kisumu and Homa Bay on Thursday.

MOB ATTACK

The third, an unidentified man, was killed when a mob attacked him in the wee hours of Thursday morning at Car Wash in Migosi Ward.

The man shot in Kisumu died while undergoing treatment.

According to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital Chief Executive Officer Juliana Otieno, Mr George Odhiambo succumbed to gunshot wounds.

Of the 16 casualties rushed to the hospital by 2pm on Thursday, at least six suffered gunshot wounds, doctors said.

The victims claimed they were dragged out of their houses and clobbered as some were shot by anti-riot police.

Bonfires lit near Kondele Polling station in
Bonfires lit near Kondele Polling station in Kisumu on October 26, 2017. At least four people have been shot in Kisumu and Migori in the on-going protests against voting. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Mr Odhiambo was allegedly shot at Mamboleo.

He suffered gunshot wounds on the thigh and the groin and was bleeding profusely before he passed on.

Mr Chrispine Ochieng, 20, who is receiving treatment at the hospital, claimed he was shot in Nyalenda after he was dragged out of the house.

BULLET

He also sustained a gunshot wound in the groin and is currently admitted to the hospital.

Mr Bernard Osiako, another patient, said he was on his way from town when he was hit by a bullet on the shoulder at Muskiti area near Kondele.

“The police officer who shot me was at the fly over. I was not part of the demo,” said Mr Osiako, a mechanic.

Others who were also injured were Samuel Ooko who was shot on the knee in Mamboleo, while Godfrey Ochieng suffered gunshot wounds on the neck in Manyatta.

Mr Duncan Baraza, who was allegedly clobbered
Mr Duncan Baraza, who was allegedly clobbered in Nyalenda, Kisumu County at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on October 26, 2017. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Mr Duncan Baraza, 26-year-old Joyce Omollo and Brian Omondi were clobbered at Nyalenda, Manyatta and Wathorego estates, respectively,…

Telangana: 50 suffer eye injuries celebrating Diwali

Twelve patients had to be admitted for grievous injuries. The youngest was a two-year-old girl who was injured by a ground chakkar.

HYDERABAD: Amit, 15, from Karimnagar sat clutching his bleeding eye, crying in pain and urging the driver to drive faster to Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in the city. He was injured by a rocket bomb.

It took six hours for the vehicle to get to the hospital as people were bursting crackers on the road. “People refuse to give way if it is not an ambulance, but my son was suffering inside the vehicle. The doctors say that his eyesight can be restored,” said Amit’s mother.

Diwali celebrations have left 50 persons partially or fully blinded in the last few days. Doctors at the hospital said all injuries they had treated from Thursday were cracker-related.

Twelve patients had to be admitted for grievous injuries. The youngest was a two-year-old girl who was injured by a ground chakkar.

Seven cranial repair surgeries were done. Hospital superintendent Dr Ravinder Goud said, “We cannot predict the result of the surgeries. We can only hope that every patient’s vision is restored. There have been many cases of corrective surgery and there has been retinal damage in a few cases as well.”

Hospital authorities are expecting more patients from rural areas. “They come the day after Diwali so cracker related injuries continue for two days after the celebrations,” said Dr Goud.

Ms Sapna,…