Loopback CMS Five-Star Quality

Loopback's interactive map pinpoints post-acute care facilities based on CMS rankings for care quality. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:16 am July 14, 2016
Hospitals can use the interactive map, based on CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System data, to compare skilled nursing and home health facilities in specific regions to smooth care transitions. 
By Jonah Comstock 05:01 pm July 13, 2016
Executives from AirStrip and Humetrix alongside medical school and law professors testified that oversimplified regulations can incorrectly classify valuable health data and, in so doing, harm patients. 
EHR Regulatory Relief Act

Senator John Thune, R-South Dakota, and others introduced legislation to bring more flexibility to the meaningful use EHR program. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:37 pm July 13, 2016
The same six U.S. Senators who previously brought forth a bill to reboot the meaningful use program introduced a new effort Wednesday meant to ease some of its requirements.

CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told a Senate Committee on Wednesday he undestood that small, rural physician practices would struggle with new MACRA rules.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 01:23 pm July 13, 2016
"We understand new rules require adjustment and preparation," said Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acting administrator.
Privacy and Security
By Healthcare IT News 11:30 am July 13, 2016
Seeking ideas about cybersecurity, human factors, HIPAA, risk management and more.
Cerner BlueCat cloud
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am July 13, 2016
EHR vendor is making its multi-tenant network faster and better able to keep pace with innovations and emerging technologies. 

"By adding Valence Health's services to Evolent, we expect to strengthen our operational capabilities and expertise, expanding our ability to support provider organizations in delivering higher quality, lower cost care," Evolent CEO Frank Williams.

By Jessica Davis 11:10 am July 13, 2016
Officials say the deal will help providers moving to value-based pop health models.
ONC API interoperability
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am July 13, 2016
Carefluence OpenAPI proved to be compliant with Office of the National Coordinator criteria by using the FHIR standard. The application programming interface also can used with EHRs for open access.

Imprivata CEO Omar Hussain

By Mike Miliard 10:12 am July 13, 2016
Imprivata, the Lexington, Massachusetts-based developer of health IT security tools, has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, a San Francisco private equity firm. The deal is valued at approximately $544 million.
By Bernie Monegain 09:41 am July 13, 2016
University of Vermont Medical Center, an academic medical center in Burlington, has tracked more than 5 million medications using radio frequency identification.

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