Accountable Care

Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm May 04, 2017
Altarum Institute, Hashed Health believe so, and they are partnering to develop distributed ledger technologies to benefit value-based reimbursement.
medication errors linked to healthcare technology
By Bill Siwicki 01:13 pm April 28, 2017
Leapfrog Group says 30 percent of hospitals fully meet the four criteria for bar code medication administration, though 74 percent meet the group’s two CPOE criteria.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.
By Mike Miliard 01:45 pm April 20, 2017
Among recent developments in interoperable data exchange is a new physician-led health information network in Connecticut.
CMS reduces reporting requirements
By Jessica Davis 12:03 pm April 18, 2017
A new CMS proposal, developed in response to feedback from the healthcare industry, contains guidelines to reduce the EHR reporting burden on providers.
NewYork-Presbyterian CMS accountable health
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am April 14, 2017
CMS initiative aims to boost outcomes, reduce cost and find innovative ways to deliver care to underserved populations.
By Jessica Davis 11:31 am April 13, 2017
The agency filed two RFIs late Tuesday asking industry leaders about commercial software-as-service options and how to modernize VistA by stitching together multiple platforms.

A screenshot of the VA's new Access to Care site that provides veterans with transparency on the quality of care at facilities across the nation.

By Jessica Davis 10:58 am April 13, 2017
Agency launches new website that allows veterans to find and compare care quality at clinics in the area, while viewing real-time data on wait times.
Trump effect on health IT

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with President Donald Trump, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office of the White House.

By Henry Powderly 10:29 am April 12, 2017
Venrock 2017 Healthcare Prognosis finds industry is rankled by policy uncertainty, but that won’t stop companies from forming.
By John Andrews 10:37 am April 10, 2017
Several technology vendors tout solutions that better link provider and patient while lowering dreaded readmissions.

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