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Carrot
By Bernie Monegain 09:54 am April 28, 2015
The $25 billion EMR market will continue to grow even after the government incentives for doctors and hospitals to go digital have vanished, according to new research from Kalorama Information.
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By John Andrews 09:23 am April 24, 2015
For providers considering how to assemble a viable accountable care organization, experts say the key is to first have a strong care coordination system in place.
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By Erin McCann 11:11 am April 23, 2015
At first glance, patient satisfaction surveys that are linked to hospital Medicare payments may seem great in theory. But tying hospital payments to subjective patient experience metrics may actually result in serious harm by diverting attention away from clinical outcomes.
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By Mike Miliard 10:28 am April 20, 2015
One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to view download or transmit their digitized health information. That may soon change.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:12 pm April 14, 2015
The healthcare industry is now closer than it's ever been to an ICD-10 compliance deadline -- if only in calendar days.
CMS building
By Henry Powderly 06:47 pm April 14, 2015
Innovation is driving a significant amount of change in the healthcare industry, Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Tuesday, putting the onus on providers to take action or fall behind.
patient and doc
By Richard Pizzi 01:21 pm April 14, 2015
U.S. healthcare must transition from a supply-based to a demand-based system, with patient choice at the center, said Bruce Broussard, Humana's president and CEO, at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition on Tuesday.
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By Mike Miliard 06:47 pm April 13, 2015
If Robert Anthony had his choice, "it wouldn't be called the Stage 3 meaningful use regulation," he said at HIMSS15 on Monday.
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By Bernie Monegain 06:40 pm April 13, 2015
As Mary Griskewicz sees it, the goal of the Connected Patient Gallery at HIMSS15 -- indeed the purpose of all HIMSS work on the connected patient front -- is to give patients and providers the tools and inspiration to connect.
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By Henry Powderly 02:48 pm April 13, 2015
Change is coming to Stage 2 Meaningful Use, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday, as a new rule aims to cut back on redundancies and solve a few headaches healthcare providers have expressed over the program.

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