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July 26, 2012
The Obama Administration has launched what it calls a "ground-breaking partnership" among the federal government, state officials, leading private health insurance organizations, and other healthcare anti-fraud groups to prevent healthcare fraud.
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July 26, 2012
As the country gears up for the presidential election, the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) has proposed language for inclusion in the Democratic and Republican National Committee party platforms to support the transformation of healthcare in America through information technology.
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July 24, 2012
The June 28 Supreme Court decision to uphold the health reform law will reap $84 billion in savings, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
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July 23, 2012
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced Monday the start of a public comment period for its landmark draft Methodology Report, which proposes standards for the conduct of patient-centered outcomes research.
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July 23, 2012
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the first accreditations of healthcare IT certification bodies under the Office of the National Coordinator's Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology.
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July 23, 2012
The National Health Index (NHI) and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) have won the Sanofi US 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge, developing a predictive analysis program that maps prevalence geographically.
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July 20, 2012
The National Health Index (NHI) and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) collaborated to win the Sanofi US 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge.
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July 20, 2012
On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new opportunity available to help states develop and test improvements to their health systems that would bolster care quality and reduce expenditures.
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July 19, 2012
As part of the continuing effort to provide world-class health care closer to where more Veterans live, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs today announced plans to open 13 new community-based outpatient clinics in nine states.
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July 19, 2012
Most office-based physicians who have adopted electronic health records are satisfied with the systems they have chosen and have noted improved patient care, according to a survey by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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July 19, 2012
A Medicare website that compares hospitals, and another that that provides comparisons for nursing home options, have been revamped to provide more and better information.
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July 19, 2012
A House Appropriations subcommittee voted Wednesday to go ahead with a controversial bill that would cut $1.3 billion from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) while also eliminating all funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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July 18, 2012
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday published its 2012 list of the Most Connected Hospitals. The list includes 156 U.S. hospitals nationwide, ranked according to their advancement in electronic medical record (EMR) adoption.
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July 18, 2012
The Community Oncology Alliance has released 16 quality measures for treating cancer. Officials from COA, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and preserving community cancer care, said that, with the measures, its Oncology Medical Home Steering Committee had reached "a significant benchmark."
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July 17, 2012
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized 60 primary care practices with the title of "Distinction" for their commitment to engaging patients.
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July 17, 2012
A bipartisan group of more than a dozen House members have sponsored a bill, the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, that would enable providers affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver telemedicine services across state lines.
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July 13, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced guidance last week for reporting laboratory results using Direct Project specifications.
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July 13, 2012
With the goal of strengthening its technology investment to transform healthcare, benefits and other services for America's veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has renewed its commitment to Microsoft Corp., entering into a five-year Enterprise Agreement, which will provide the flexibility to best suit users' needs and help optimize the department's technology spend. The comprehensive agreement gives the VA access to all Microsoft's current and emerging technologies, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft System Center 2012, Bing Maps, the full suite of Microsoft Visual Studio developer tools, and numerous other products and services, spanning from the desktop to the datacenter and including mobile devices.
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July 12, 2012
A report published Wednesday by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) takes stock of many popular mobile apps, documenting which of them provide consumers with a privacy policy describing their data collection and usage. FPF also released a guide to best practices for app developers.
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July 12, 2012
President Barack Obama this past week signed the bipartisan Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187), which was approved by Congress last month after some wrangling. The law allows the FDA to move ahead with plans to regulate mobile medical apps.
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