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Trump change MACRA

iHealth partner Justin Barnes said the new administration will likely offer more guidance on MACRA but not dramatic changes to the law. 

By Diana Manos 07:27 am November 18, 2016
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka advised providers to stay the course on MACRA, while iHealth partner Justin Barnes agreed that major changes are unlikely. But Robert Tennant of the MGMA cautioned that we won’t know until Trump takes over.
Intel Broad MIT Harvard
By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm November 17, 2016
The five-year partnership will focus on best practices for genomics analytics and collaborating on tools to better process and integrate data.
Louisiana patient engagement

Jamie Martin of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

By Tom Sullivan 02:21 pm November 17, 2016
The state has already achieved a marked increase in people using its patient portal and HIE. One big surprise: Its most active patients turned out to be the ones widely considered least interested in technology. 
CMS Quality Payment Program

CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt.

By Mike Miliard 01:07 pm November 17, 2016
The new API enables developers to make apps for physician practices that facilitate easier information exchange.
Innovacer compare hospital performance
By Jack McCarthy 10:18 am November 17, 2016
Hospital Compare enables patients to determine the best hospital for types of treatment in a specific area. Physicians and providers can also use the tool to better understand what improvements are needed for higher quality care. 
CRISP Verato patient matching

Verato CEO Mark LaRow.

By Jack McCarthy 09:56 am November 17, 2016
The HIE will use the tool to more systematically share data across its various provider organizations. 
Cambia Mosaic Echo
By Jack McCarthy 09:28 am November 17, 2016
The investment firm will work with early stage startups and growth companies to help fuel innovation and scale technologies.  
Trump Tom Price HHS

Georgia Rep. Tom Price opposes the Affordable Care Act, voted for MACRA, and supports health savings accounts and capping tax breaks. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.  

By Susan Morse 08:44 am November 17, 2016
The Georgia Representative and Affordable Care Act opponent supports the use of health savings accounts and capping tax breaks for employer-based coverage. 
Best Hospital IT 2016 CIOs

Pictured, right to left: Bernie Clement, CIO at Thibodaux Regional, Ed Kopetsky, CIO at Lucile Packard Children’s and Keith Neuman, CIO of Roper St. Francis. 

By Mike Miliard 06:55 am November 17, 2016
From basics like spending time with staff to strong leadership, Healthcare IT News award winners discuss what works best for keeping their tech teams satisfied, productive, innovative and aligned with the bigger mission.
TheDarkOverLord breaches Protenus barometer
By Bill Siwicki 06:38 am November 17, 2016
The number of incidents along with the number of patient records breached both slowed in October, according to Protenus. TheDarkOverLord? That cyber-perpetrator was back with two demands for ransom.

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