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By Mike Miliard 04:14 pm July 07, 2015
One notable thing about CMS' revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that many suggestions came straight from the AMA. Historically, after all, there's been no love lost between the two organizations on this heated subject.
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By Erin McCann 10:58 am July 07, 2015
Venture capital for the digital health market is still holding its own, keeping pace with last year's "record-breaking growth," according to a new report from digital health startup accelerator Rock Health.
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By Healthcare IT News 09:44 am July 07, 2015
"I plan to bring core capabilities to the VA and create a fiscally responsible organization," said LaVerne Council, who took the reins Monday as the next CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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By Sherree Geyer 09:26 am July 07, 2015
Hospitals that leverage online learning to reduce the cost of continuing education requirements may experience a bonus: lower lengths of stay, reduced readmissions and improved quality indicators.
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By Bernie Monegain 08:19 am July 07, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is poised to launch a new model of care designed to support greater quality of home-based care among Medicare beneficiaries.
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By Tom Sullivan 01:34 pm July 06, 2015
In a surprise concession, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that it would work with the American Medical Association on four steps designed to ease the transition to ICD-10.
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By Mike Miliard 11:10 am July 06, 2015
Too often, health organizations "make rookie mistakes" in their technology implementations, writes Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder. And too often, these rollouts leave hospitals vulnerable to serious patient safety risks.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am July 06, 2015
Longtime collaborators Cerner and University of Missouri have re-upped for a 10-year contract that will see the five-hospital health system pushing toward new population health and patient engagement goals.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:56 am July 06, 2015
As promised last month, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, and friends, launched on July 2, the Get My Health Data Campaign. The idea was to launch close to July 4 in order to declare the date as "Data Independence Day."
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By Mike Miliard 10:25 am July 06, 2015
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals.

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