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By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm December 28, 2016
Here are some of the most popular stories of the past year – and a few that were emblematic of the momentous trends that shaped healthcare information technology in 2016.
By Jessica Davis 03:47 pm December 20, 2016
The former HHS Secretary says, "pretending the law never happened is not an option," but that parts of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed, including the individual mandate.
Best Hospital IT 2016

Pictured (left to right): Inspira Health CIO Tom Pacek, Mahaska IT director Chris Hickie and Roper St. Francis CIO Keith Neuman.

By Tom Sullivan 07:10 am November 30, 2016
A look inside some of the most ambitious initiatives happening at Healthcare IT News' 2016 Best Hospital IT Departments, which are cultivating a bold new era of care delivery by homing in on the patient experience.

"Health IT could be major piece of Trump economic stimulus agenda," said Tom Leary, vice president of government relations at HIMSS. (Photo: Transition 2017/Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 03:05 pm November 16, 2016
There's a lot up in the air for healthcare policy following Donald Trump's surprising win. But a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act won't be possible – at least not initially, say two HIMSS policy experts.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:18 am November 11, 2016
Survey responses range from massive disruption to more competitive markets. Hospital leaders are hoping that prices go down but alternative payment models MACRA, MIPS and the Medicare Shared Savings Program remain. 
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By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am November 02, 2016
The final rule also drops clinical decision support and computerized order entry objectives and measures.
ONC accountability transparency
By Bernie Monegain 10:42 am October 14, 2016
Final rule enables ONC to better support physicians and hospitals amid the rapid pace of innovation in the health information technology market.
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By Henry Powderly 09:53 am October 14, 2016
New rule brings flexibility, institutes two payment tracks, and makes 2017 a transition year. 
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:18 am October 06, 2016
The web-based tools, with advice on how the new law will affect reimbursement, do not require AMA membership.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:09 am October 03, 2016
With trouble finding and hiring staff experienced in ICD-10, MACRA, risk contracting and value-based care, many providers and medical groups are outsourcing those from Cerner and competitors including Allscripts, Kareo, NextGen and others, Black Book said. 

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