Medicaid

Roadblock
By Mike Miliard 10:13 am April 10, 2015
ONC is "becoming increasingly concerned" about reports of vendors and providers engaged in data blocking practices, "which devalue taxpayer investments in health IT and are fundamentally incompatible with efforts to transform the nation's health system."
Smartwatch
By Eric Wicklund 05:24 pm April 08, 2015
At HIMSS15, Joe Kvedar, MD, will share a status update on connected health. Hint: Despite the exuberance around wearables, some providers are taking notice of what they can accomplish with the data.
U.S. Capitol
By Tom Sullivan 08:28 am April 01, 2015
With just six months to go, the healthcare industry is closer to an ICD-10 compliance deadline than it's ever been. But the code set conversion is still not free and clear from the chance that Congress could delay it again.
Doc and patient EHR
By Mike Miliard 03:38 pm March 20, 2015
The new Stage 3 meaningful use rules proposed Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seek to give providers more flexibility, simplify the program, drive interoperability among electronic health records and put the focus on improved patient outcomes.
Security breach laptop
By Erin McCann 11:01 am March 12, 2015
Healthcare IT News has created a searchable and sortable accounting of HIPAA breaches, using Department of Health and Human Services data. Check out the list, which includes 1,149 reported breaches compromising the protected health information of more than 41 million people.
Busy hospital hallway
By Chris Nerney 04:59 pm March 04, 2015
If a health system is given a choice of 50 quality measures and has to choose 10, how do they choose the best 10?
Clock
By Mike Miliard 12:32 pm February 25, 2015
Medicare eligible professionals now have until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year.
Laptop data breach
By Erin McCann 10:59 am February 03, 2015
A New York healthcare provider is notifying its patients that their medical data has been compromised after one of its business associates reported the theft of an employee-owned laptop and unencrypted smartphone.
Edward Martinez
By Erin McCann 10:16 am January 21, 2015
For Miami Children's Hospital, patient engagement is far more than a Stage 2 meaningful use hurdle -- it's seen as an opportunity for organization-wide change that will impact clinical care and the bottom line.
By Anthony Vecchione 11:12 am January 19, 2015
Reporting immunization records to state agencies is a required core measure for Stage 2 meaningful use. For healthcare providers, that can be an arduous task.

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