Government & Policy

By Jack McCarthy 10:28 am January 18, 2017
Chairman Roger Neal said that a payer mandated its providers work with a competing exchange, which essentially drove CCO out of business. 
CMS IQR meaningful use

Kate Goodrich, MD

By Mike Miliard 02:39 pm January 17, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also plans to modify 2017 requirements for eCQM data reporting, in response to some hospitals' challenges with EHR upgrades and replacements.
Tom Price HHS Senate
By Healthcare IT News 12:12 pm January 17, 2017
The Republican lawmaker ws grilled over his positions on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid and his past interests.
superbugs spectrometry

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – MRSA – causes a range of illnesses, from skin and wound infections to pneumonia and bloodstream infections that can cause sepsis and death. Photo: CDC. 

By Bernie Monegain 12:03 pm January 16, 2017
Spectrometry, developed in the 1940s, has been re-engineered and is back in the spotlight with new uses.
patient centered care coordination

MiHIN executive director Tim Pletcher (right). Credit: Michigan Medicine via YouTube.

By John Andrews 08:47 am January 16, 2017
Michigan Health Information Network executive director Tim Pletcher says that effectively linking patients to providers starts with a dynamic health directory. 
HIMSS17 policy
By Jessica Davis 08:03 am January 16, 2017
Our guide to navigating government and policy events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition includes a Federal Health IT booth and a wide range of educational sessions.
CAQH 9 billion electronic
By Jack McCarthy 07:38 am January 16, 2017
The research determined that prior authorization offers providers the greatest time savings potential. Conducting it electronically reduces the time per transaction from 20 to 6 minutes and the cost from $7.50 to $1.89.
ONC FHIR app challenges
By Jack McCarthy 07:35 am January 16, 2017
National coordinator Vindell Washington said the apps are indicative of the progress and innovation that is possible on top of a digital health architecture. 

Francis Collins

By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump appointed former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as an informal cybersecurity advisor, the presidential transition office announced Jan. 12. He also recently met with two contenders to head the National Institutes of Health.
CPSI Caravan rural ACO
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am January 12, 2017
The partnership aims to support as many as 20 new rural ACOs nationwide.

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