The American Medical Association and 91 state and specialty medical societies have submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expressing concern over the proposed changes to the electronic prescribing penalty program.
CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry, is now offering a new professional credential aimed at health information technology professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot EHR systems.
Ashford University has recently introduced several new online healthcare degrees – including one in healthcare informatics – to position its students to compete for high-demand healthcare jobs created by the aging population.
The National Cancer Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have launched an innovation competition to use public data to develop software applications that can potentially integrate with health IT platforms to help prevent and control cancer. Developers can vie for awards up to $20,000.
McKesson has integrated neural analytics and reporting tools to its McKesson Total Payment solution via the InvestiClaim module. The module allows payers to avoid more wasteful and abusive claims up front, and makes fraud recovery efforts more efficient on the back end.
Proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act establish standards that would be difficult for providers to meet and should be scaled back, according to comments filed by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
The American Telemedicine Association has issued a letter sharply criticizing the Federal Communications Commission for its inaction on a number of telehealth-related issues, including the National Broadband Plan.