Meaningful Use

 
Farzad Mostashari, the newly appointed and fourth leader of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, is going to face some stiff challenges his predecessor David Blumenthal did not have to face.
May 4, 2011
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The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed regulations on accountable care organizations, released March 31, will be one of the first delivery-reform initiatives to be implemented under the Accountable Care Act and will be key to overhauling the U.S. healthcare system, said Donald Berwick, MD, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
May 4, 2011
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"Historically, telehealth hasn't received the attention that it's deserved from the federal government," says Neal Neuberger, executive director of the Institute for e-Health Policy and president of Health Tech Strategies. A case in point is the government's meaningful use program.
May 4, 2011
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With the continuing weak economy and the advent of health reform, bundled reimbursement and accountable care organizations expected to ratchet up the financial pressure on their businesses, physicians are increasingly looking to health systems as employers.
May 4, 2011
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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation has released a report that compiles what key health IT experts from across the United States view as the best ways to engage patients in the digital age.
May 3, 2011
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The Health Resources and Service Administration has made available $12 million in grants for rural healthcare network organizations to help them become meaningful users of certified electronic health records.
May 3, 2011
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Meaningful use incentives, HIPAA and ICD-10 conversion are combining to create a high demand for healthcare IT professionals in the marketplace. Eric Marx, vice president of healthcare IT services for IT staffing and recruiting firm Modis, discusses what hospitals and other healthcare organizations are doing to find the right people for the right jobs.
May 3, 2011
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The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), Microsoft, CSC and HealthUnity Corporation recently held a Twitter session detailing the development of the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange, which is touted as the largest metropolitan HIE in the nation, serving more than 9.4 million people.
April 28, 2011
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At a Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion on Tuesday, newly-appointed National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, was optimistic – but also warned of challenges for healthcare IT advancement in the coming few years.
April 27, 2011
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Two former U.S. senators, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, do not have to cross the aisle to work together. Tom Daschle, the Democrat who represented South Dakota from 1987 to 2005, and Bob Bennett, the Republican who represented Utah from 1993 to 2011, pretty much see eye to eye these days – at least on the subject of health information technology.
April 26, 2011
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A new toolkit for accountable care organizations (ACOs) developed by the Care Continuum Alliance offers care providers resources on key wellness and health management strategies essential to the ACO's success.
April 26, 2011
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to use its authority to waive what the ATA calls the "restriction-riddled" Medicare telemedicine statute for the new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
April 26, 2011
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