The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has "made significant improvements by recasting the EHR meaningful use program and by reducing quality reporting burdens," said AMA President Steven Stack, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:48 am April 28, 2016
On Twitter, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, called it the "most substantive change to how healthcare is paid for in a couple of decades."

St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine

By Jessica Davis 11:37 am April 28, 2016
The analytics software used by the staff at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine, sits on top of the statewide health information exchange, allowing providers to access real-time data from all hospitals connected to the HIE.
By Jessica Davis 11:00 am April 28, 2016
A bill to establish the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer within the U.S Department of Health and Human Services was introduced in the House of Representatives this week.

Adam Landman, MD

By Bernie Monegain 09:55 am April 28, 2016
Adam Landman, MD, will take the reins as chief information officer at Boston's Brigham and Women's Health Care, effective May 2.

"This proposal, if finalized, would replace the current meaningful use program and reporting would begin January 1, 2017," said CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt.

By Mike Miliard 04:43 pm April 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, on Wednesday, ushering in some big changes for the ways physicians are assessed for quality of care and use of information technology.    

Withings' smartphone-connected scales can enable remote patient monitoring and population health management.

By Jonah Comstock 11:41 am April 27, 2016
Marking a "new chapter as a company," Nokia Technologies announced Tuesday that it plans to acquire French connected health device maker Withings for $191 million.

"I think the OCR really does want to create mobile guidance for HIPAA," says attorney Jeffrey Dunifon.

By Bill Siwicki 11:22 am April 27, 2016
A legal expert discusses the Office for Civil Rights' outreach to the healthcare and technology industries on the subject of where and how HIPAA does and does not apply in the growing arena of mHealth.

Michael A. Stoto, professor of health systems administration and population health at Georgetown University. (Photo courtesy Georgetown)

By Bill Siwicki 10:59 am April 27, 2016
By and large, population health measurement efforts are poorly developed and uncoordinated – and without effective measurement success will remain elusive, says Georgetown's Michael A. Stoto.

"Combining DNA sequence data with 20 years' worth of medical records is groundbreaking," said Geisinger Chief Scientific Officer David H. Ledbetter.

By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am April 27, 2016
Geisinger Health System has enlisted 100,000 people for its genomic study and did so more quickly than expected. Attracting so many volunteers over two years has prompted program executives to raise the bar to 250,000 or more participants.

Tashfeen Suleman, co-founder and CEO of CloudMedx

By Bill Siwicki 09:43 am April 27, 2016
CloudMedx, a big data health analytics company, has acquired Gyrus Labs to extend its CloudMedx Analytics Platform, which is designed to help improve patient care through data insights.

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