Diana Manos

Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer with specialties in healthcare, technology, politics and policy.

By Diana Manos 08:01 am March 27, 2014
Value-based healthcare driven by consumer awareness has been the focus of U.S. healthcare reform since before ACA passed. Yet, it seems not a whole lot of progress is taking place in that area.
Brian Jacobs, MD, is all about removing clutter from clinical notes.
By Diana Manos 05:40 am March 25, 2014
Learn what one doctor did to combat "note bloat" and get the most out of his health network's EHR. This physician, CMIO and CIO is used to pointing out problems and making sure they get fixed.
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By Diana Manos 04:44 pm March 24, 2014
How one CMIO instituted a "one note per day per patient" policy to help his health network get the most bang from its EHR buck.
By Diana Manos 11:31 am March 21, 2014
In the recent release of its strategic plan, the Department of Health and Human Services named IT among its top priorities, specifically the EHR incentive program.
CDW offers three tips on how to avoid BYOD breaches.
By Diana Manos 10:13 am March 19, 2014
Without question, BYOD, or "bring your own device," offers benefits to both healthcare employees and employers. It also presents security issues. No matter who owns the device, hospitals are responsible for any data breaches that occur.
By Diana Manos 08:11 am March 18, 2014
Hospitals that allow clinicians to use their own devices have a few things to gain, but they have even more to lose. Here's a look at how to tread the BYOD waters carefully.
By Diana Manos 09:02 am March 17, 2014
Remote connectivity has become an essential part of 21st century medical care, says the Telecommunications Industry Association, which is now urging CMS to promote telehealth services in Medicare Advantage Organizations.
By Diana Manos 08:12 am March 14, 2014
It's been a long time coming, and it may serve to quell some contention. On Thursday, the FDA commissioner verified that the FDASIA report -- meant to serve as a guide for how health IT regulation should go forward -- will be out by the end of March.
By Diana Manos 09:29 am March 13, 2014
The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their vendor has not obtained EHR certification for 2014.
By Diana Manos 11:18 am March 12, 2014
If you are having trouble implementing vendor-certified EHRs in 2014 for the meaningful use program, there is a new possibility that you might be able to avoid penalties later, according to an updated CMS exception rule.

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