Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer with specialties in healthcare, technology, politics and policy.
By Diana Manos 01:27 pm April 30, 2014
A broad swath of healthcare organizations are starting to chart a course to compliance with the code set whatever the deadline might be.
By Diana Manos 08:10 am April 30, 2014
Calling for more flexibility, the groups say the requirements are too rigid and not focused on the right places.
By Diana Manos 08:00 am April 29, 2014
Many of the lessons health entities learned deploying EHRs will come back around when trying to persuade doctors to harness analytics, clinical decision support tools or other new and emerging technologies.
By Diana Manos 10:11 am April 25, 2014
With the maturing of the meaningful use incentive program, federal advisory groups are beginning to re-evaluate their roles and the best way to support providers moving forward. At the April 24 HIT Standards Committee meeting, federal officials announced changes in leadership along with proposals about how the organization might reconfigure itself...
By Diana Manos 02:41 pm April 24, 2014
Officials at the HIT Standards Committee April 24 said that federal advisory committee faces restructuring, much like its sister advisory group the HIT Policy Committee.
By Diana Manos 09:52 am April 23, 2014
Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and advocate for ACOs, will be stepping down from his position on May 16. The announcement came by way of an internal email via CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
By Diana Manos 03:05 pm April 22, 2014
The man with a bullish attachment to ACOs -- Jonathan Blum -- is stepping down from his position at CMS, announced Marilyn Tavenner today in an internal email.
By Diana Manos 11:00 am April 22, 2014
If the U.S. is going to get a handle on healthcare spending, providers and healthcare organizations are going to have to get serious about accountable care organizations, says one expert.
By Diana Manos 08:01 am April 22, 2014
A test conducted this month by a public-private coalition showed healthcare organizations they would rather face a pretend cyber attack than a real one.
By Diana Manos 08:00 am April 21, 2014
The fate of value-based care rests on the ability of hundreds of ACOs to learn very quickly from the front-runners.