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eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Tom Sullivan 01:05 pm January 03, 2018
Plaintiffs say they had to forfeit meaningful use incentive payments in 2014 and lost out on more money in 2017 because EHR did not meet requirements, though eClinicalWorks says the claims are without merit.
meaningful use MACRA reporting
By Mike Miliard 12:18 pm January 03, 2018
As data is submitted to the new system, providers can see real-time scoring within each of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance categories.
FCC rural broadband

Ajit Pai leads the Federal Communications Commission. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:08 pm January 03, 2018
Agency is looking to crackdown on fraud, waste and abuse and plans to create a program to prioritize how money is doled out.
#EmpowerHIT Twitter Chat
By Michael Gaspar 11:51 am January 03, 2018
In preparation for the new year and HIMSS18, we're hosting the #EmpowerHIT Twitter Chat to take a closer look at interoperability and identify priority areas and strategies to move forward.
Telepharmacy for rural hospitals

When a prescription is updated the system sends an order via an electronic interface to Grand River nursing staff to dispense to the patient.

By Bill Siwicki 10:21 am January 03, 2018
As technology vendors increasing specialize on telepharmacy, rural providers are deploying the tools to offer patients 24/7 pharmacy services.
Sponsored by
By Commvault 09:49 am January 03, 2018
Ananth Balasubramanian, general manager of worldwide healthcare business at Commvault, is all about data.
All of Us program NIH
By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm January 02, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s Genomic Working Group said researchers should build the program in a systemic way before reaching the planned 1 million participants.
CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.
American Health Information Management Association president Diann Smith

Diann Smith is the new American Health Information Management Association president.

By Bernie Monegain 03:33 pm January 02, 2018
Diann Smith of Texas Health Resources takes the post as the American Health Information Management Association also elected several other new officials.
Updated HHS privacy framework breaks from HIPAA
By Jessica Davis 12:51 pm January 02, 2018
Though the agency said it tried to align with HIPAA as much as possible, the framework blocks info sharing despite care coordination benefits.

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