Podcast: A Meaningful Use Success Story

April 15, 2012

Randy Hicks, MD, and Carrie Berlin discuss how Regional Medical Imaging successfully met the criteria for the federal government’s meaningful use program, becoming an early adopter among radiology practices.

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Here, Randy Hicks, MD, CEO of Regional Medical Imaging, and Carrie Berlin, chief information officer for RMI, discuss why meaningful use is important, how they implemented and attested to their use of the Merge RIS 7.0, and what other practices should consider when working toward meaningful use.