Quality and Safety

CMS finalizes 90-day reporting for meaningful use of EHRs
By Bill Siwicki 08:45 am August 03, 2017
The agency, seeking to ease EHR reporting burdens, will also allow both 2015 and 2014-certified EHRs for 2018. 
needle-free blood draw
By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am July 28, 2017
The health system, with 22 hospitals, is first in the nation to turn to non-invasive technology.
HHS appropriations bill slashes AHRQ funding
By Jessica Davis 01:21 pm July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would receive $5.8 billion in funding, with only $300 million designated for the lead research group on healthcare quality, costs and outcomes.
national hospital initiative for opioid crisis
By Bernie Monegain 11:20 am July 20, 2017
Focusing on 30 high-performing hospitals, the group will work with anesthesiologists to create new strategies for post-op pain management.
healthcare risk-sharing
By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am July 20, 2017
The new risk-sharing project, which seeks to eliminate redundancies and maximize sourcing gains will unfold over eight years.
precision medicine in cancer cases

Oncologists Lincoln Nadauld, MD, and Derrick Haslem, MD, work at the Southwest Cancer Center in St. George, Utah.

By Bernie Monegain 12:32 pm July 19, 2017
Two news studies in peer-reviewed journals see positive signs for precision oncology.
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm July 18, 2017
The enterprise rollout at Ontario's Mackenzie Health, billed as the first end-to-end implementation north of the border, offers some good perspective on a smooth go-live: planning ahead, proper staffing levels, command centers and more.

MGMA President and CEO Halee Fischer-Wright, MD

By Bernie Monegain 12:34 pm July 11, 2017
The CEO of Medical Group Management Association discusses technology, disparity in the workplace  – and more.
common language critical at point of care

Marion J. Ball talks with HIMSS Podcast host Rod Piechowski.

By Bernie Monegain 01:48 pm July 10, 2017
Ball discusses technology and natural workflow in a new podcast.
Flint Michigan water

The Flint River in Flint, Michigan. Photo via U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

By Bernie Monegain 12:05 pm July 05, 2017
Funds earmarked for helping residents experiencing health issues linked to local water supply.

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