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Government & Policy

Operation Spinal Cap
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:52 pm June 07, 2016
The most recent defendants join six others in pleading guilty to a scam involving spinal surgery referrals at Long Beach hospital that totaled $600 million. 
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am June 07, 2016
Stakeholders have until June 27 to weigh in with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Why should you? Experts say the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act is an aggressive and transformational piece of rulemaking. 

"We are doing testing prior to and during the deployment to ensure that our interfaces are working ... to ensure that the workflows are working," said Stacy Cummings on May 31.

By Bernie Monegain 11:24 am June 06, 2016
The first stage of the Department of Defense's EHR modernization project will not be ready in time for its scheduled December rollout, according to a recent audit by the Office of the Inspector General.
MACRA EHR Interoperability

AMA President Steven Stack, MD, said that the time has come to leave the flawed measures of meaningful use behind and advance interoperability under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am June 06, 2016
The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association call on ONC to rethink how it measures interoperability. Rather than simply gauging data exchange, they contend, ONC should focus on better care coordination.
Brian Burns CISO
By Bernie Monegain 11:19 am June 03, 2016
The government seems poised to name its first federal CISO.

New features within the CloudMedx platform supporting chronic care management include patient engagement, curated care plans, integration of information workflows such as adding multiple EHRs into the care coordination workflow, and staff coordination.

By Jack McCarthy 09:09 am June 03, 2016
The analytics vendor combined new capabilities including machine learning to automate the process of finding, stratifying, enrolling and communicating with patients eligible for CCM. 
Intermountain precision medicine Joe Biden

Lincoln Nadauld, MD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics said the OPN consortium exists because participants realized they need to work together if they want to cure cancer. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:36 am June 02, 2016
Providence Health and Services also joins consortium of hospitals teaming with Syapse to establish OPN that will advance data sharing and speed development of personalized cancer treatments.
ONC Boston Childrens EHR
By Bill Siwicki 01:22 pm June 01, 2016
The new agreement will support the development of an online app information site aimed at streamlining a developer’s ability to publish software and helping providers discover and compare the tech.
Epic interoperability
By Jessica Davis 11:06 am June 01, 2016
During the "Future of Innovation" session at ONC's Annual meeting on May 31, three of the health IT industry's top leaders discussed the current interoperability landscape, offering perspectives on how it's evolving and assessing its potential.

ONC's new tool includes pricing and product limitation data to help providers comparison shop for EHRs.

By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am June 01, 2016
The new tool includes pricing and product limitation data to help make the process of selecting an electronic health record system less complex, according to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD. 

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