The Office of Civil Rights, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, launched its investigation of Raleigh Orthopaedic following receipt of a breach report on April 30, 2013.

By Jeff Lagasse 04:47 pm April 20, 2016
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina will pay $750,000 to settle charges that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule.

The IBM Watson and ODH population health management platform will gather and combine behavioral and physical medical services and prescription claims data from Watson Health Cloud.

By Jessica Davis 04:06 pm April 20, 2016
The tool will help create a more accurate profile of behavioral health patients and identify any gaps in care.

Greenway Health is working to transform itself from an electronic health record and practice management vendor into a population health and revenue cycle specialist.

By Tom Sullivan 03:13 pm April 20, 2016
Greenway Health CEO Tee Green revealed on Wednesday that he is handing the chief executive role at the EHR company he co-founded over to Scott Zimmerman.
EPA is working to protect workers and residents from pollution, helping defend against the mosquito-borne Zika virus and aiming to fix Flint's ongoing water contamination problems.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman introduced legislation to shorten the reporting period for meaningful use this year. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am April 20, 2016
U.S. Senators and Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday that would reduce the meaningful use reporting period from a full year to 90 days – and do so in 2016, a move pressed by healthcare organizations across the country.
Louis W. Sullivan, MD

In the era of value-based care, it is critical to "not only ensure that data moves seamlessly between clinical systems and payment systems but that the information is useful and actionable for clinicians and patients,” said WEDI founder Louis W. Sullivan, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:28 am April 20, 2016
More widespread implementation of gaps in care programs is essential to realizing the value of population health management, according to a new report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

Maine's State Capitol Building in Augusta. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am April 20, 2016
The Act to Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program also sets a cap on number of days for opioid prescriptions and requires doctors to undergo addiction treatment every two years.

Mount Sinai Health System in New York.

By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am April 20, 2016
New York's Mount Sinai Health System is joining other high-profile health systems across the nation in embracing OpenNotes, an initiative that gives patients access to their care provider's notes in their medical records.

With the fee-for-service business model changing to prospective payment and value-based care, healthcare organizations are undergoing a cultural shift that dramatically alters their approaches to patient intake, eligibility verification and claims processing.

By John Andrews 09:30 am April 20, 2016
Revenue cycle management has gone from being a "back office" function to an "end-to-end" system that begins at patient intake or even before, claims specialists say. Advanced technologies, in tandem with improved workflows and better data have resulted in RCM systems that encompass the entire healthcare enterprise.
By Bill Siwicki 08:26 am April 20, 2016
More than 100 million records reportedly were compromised in 2015 in healthcare, which now is the top industry for cyberattacks, according to new IBM research.

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