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By Mike Moran 04:04 pm February 09, 2016
Only a few days remain to submit speaker and session proposals for the Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Pop Health Forum 2016, which will be held in Boston May 19-20.
The revisions on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records would also facilitate health information exchange and to address legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for substance use, HHS said.
By Jessica Davis 03:55 pm February 09, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules on patient record disclosures to ensure substance use disorder patients can participate in new integrated healthcare models without risk of having their records shared inappropriately.
AHA leaders want CMS to outline transition plans from chart-based reporting to electronic reporting across CMS programs.
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm February 09, 2016
The American Hospital Association has sent a list of demands the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services before the federal agency creates new rules surrounding electronic quality reporting measures. CMS earlier this month extended the public comment period for eCQM from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16, 2016.
Deloitte proposes moving away from evaluating physicians independently to a methodology in which physicians are evaluated in clusters.
By Susan Morse 02:36 pm February 09, 2016
The consultant, which proposes moving away from evaluating physicians independently to a methodology in which physicians are evaluated in clusters, will share insights at HIMSS16.
Because social media is so dynamic, the potential for its use in healthcare is very exciting.
By Bill Siwicki 02:05 pm February 09, 2016
Canadian and U.S. researchers formed a collaborative to explore social media in public health, with plans to generate a practice roadmap. The endpoint: enabling public health entities to harness social media to better help deliver effective intervention strategies.
Wen Dombrowki, MD, has been in the field of clinical informatics since the 1990’s. Back then, her work involved building diabetes databases for community health centers.
By Tom Sullivan 01:29 pm February 09, 2016
Wen Dombrowki, MD, has been in the field of clinical informatics since the 1990’s. Back then, her work involved building diabetes databases for community health centers.
executives at a meeting
By athenahealth 08:00 am February 09, 2016
(SPONSORED) As the outcomes of healthcare reform become clear, it is equally clear that healthcare executives need to objectively analyze internal systems and processes, such as information technology and care delivery, to determine how they will effectively adapt to a new reality.
Massachusetts General Hospital
By Jessica Davis 08:48 pm February 08, 2016
As the industry moves toward data-driven medicine clinicians are going to need more decision support tools than in the past.
Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst
By Jack McCarthy 08:07 pm February 08, 2016
Agile development, once the domain of software developers, is being put to work at Intermountain Healthcare, as CIO Marc Probst and his team are rapidly building programs throughout clinical settings.
By Jessica Davis 07:09 pm February 08, 2016
The vast majority of Americans say they would welcome using technology and mobile devices to monitor their health, according to a recent study by the Society for Participatory Medicine, a nonprofit membership organization focused on patient engagement.

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