Proposed legislation would elevate Health and Human Services' CISO from its current position under the CIO. Whether it passes or not, the notion is raising questions about typical reporting structures in the healthcare C-suite.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will serve as the Data and Research Support Center for the NIH’s PMI Cohort Program.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urges Congress to institute more flexibility for quality reporting and eliminate clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry measures for eligible hospitals.
AHIMA said it will create a new model for releasing patients’ health information, Flip the Clinic will add actionable ideas for change and Farzad Mostashari’s ACO startup Aledade will run pilot programs with its customers.
CMS Chief data Officer Niall Brennan said the new data will enable caregivers to make smarter clinical decisions.
New rules under MACRA mean that qualified providers can share or sell analyses of Medicare and private claims data, which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could be a boon to better care delivery.
There were 2.1 million fewer patients harmed, 87,000 lives saved and nearly $20 billion in cost-savings from 2010 to 2014, said CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD, "and we are focused on accelerating improvement efforts."