By Mary Mosquera 09:58 am February 06, 2013
Leaders of healthcare policy encouraged the industry to move ahead faster during a keynote address at the National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4 "...help us speed up the rate of change," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius encouraged conference attendees.
By Mary Mosquera 08:01 am February 01, 2013
ChenMed, a family owned primary care practice, has developed a delivery model focused on care for seniors with complicated healthcare issues, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer.
By Mary Mosquera 07:33 am January 31, 2013
The business value for providers and patients is what will drive health information exchange forward, even though most discussions typically center on the technology involved. And different uses for exchange will require different technologies.
By Mary Mosquera 09:01 am January 30, 2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to better understand the relationship between health IT and workflow redesign by examining six small- to medium-sized physician practices that are moving to a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model and use several methods to obtain their research information.
By Mary Mosquera 10:02 am January 29, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published research to help professionals with policy, technical and business-related challenges to health information exchange. These include query-based exchange, push notification, provider directories, master data management, consumer engagement and more.
By Mary Mosquera 06:50 am January 28, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has begun listening sessions to identify and understand the experience and barriers of organizations as they prepare to scale up health information exchange.
By Mary Mosquera 10:13 am January 22, 2013
The enhanced set of protections finalized in the omnibus HIPAA privacy and security rule released Jan.17 now becomes the new baseline for anyone who handles health information. It doesn't change meaningful use requirements, but combined, the two may drive more providers to protect patient data, according to privacy and security experts.
By Mary Mosquera 07:37 am January 21, 2013
Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season.
By Mary Mosquera 09:35 am January 17, 2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that outlines further details about the standards and systems for states' health insurance exchanges, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) to work together to meet consumer health needs, improve quality and lower costs in 2014.