Diana Manos | June 30, 2014 | 09:28 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 26, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Anyone under the impression that doctors don't like technology in general might be mistaken. Rather, what many share distaste for is meaningful use. That's according to Mari Savickis, assistant director of federal affairs at the American Medical... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 19, 2014 | 09:44 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Republican Texas Representative Michael Burgess, MD, vice-chair of the subcommittee on health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, had not always been convinced of the benefits of health IT. But Hurricane Katrina changed his mind. Today, Burgess is... More
Diana Manos | June 13, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
What can the U.S. healthcare industry learn from other nations? In the realm of EHR certification, arguably a whole lot, policymakers point out. The question arose during health IT policy talks in May, and reemerged this week: Could a Kaizen study of... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 12, 2014 | 11:25 AM | Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
After nearly five years at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts will be leaving her post later this summer. More
Diana Manos | June 11, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
As of May, eligible hospitals and physicians have been paid out a whopping $23.7 billion in electronic health record incentive payments by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, up from $22.9 billion in April. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 9, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
As the U.S. shifts to new value-based reimbursement models, empowered patients -- and the personal health information they generate -- will be key to their success. More
Diana Manos | June 6, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Interoperability, the Achilles heel of electronic health record progress has been in the limelight since the beginning of the stimulus package incentive funding for EHR adoption. Against that backdrop, ONC on Thursday offered a 10-year plan for achieving... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 4, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the U.S. government will continue to offer open access to data as fuel for healthcare innovation. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 3, 2014 | 10:34 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
At Health Datapalooza this week, exactly how information gets analyzed is up for new ways to be disrupted, revamped and rethought. The theme: endless possibilities. In fact, the ways that the gathering of the appropriate data and the analysis of it can... More
Diana Manos | May 30, 2014 | 10:08 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
In its newly released semiannual report to Congress, OIG says it focused on "core risk areas" associated with the marketplaces, including eligibility systems, payment accuracy, contractor oversight, and data security. More
Diana Manos | May 27, 2014 | 15:53 PM
If the U.S. is going to get a handle on healthcare spending, providers and healthcare organizations are going to have to get serious about accountable care organizations, says one expert. More