Diana Manos

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

By Diana Manos 08:10 am June 23, 2014
People want to blame doctors for their slow embrace of meaningful use, but a leader from the American Medical Association says the problem lies in the program, not the providers.
By Diana Manos 08:11 am June 20, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to continue to dump Medicare data out onto the public. And why? Partly because, they can, says a CMS official.
U.S. Rep Michael Burgess; photo from burgess.house.gov
By Diana Manos 09:44 am June 19, 2014
Republican Texas Representative Michael Burgess, MD, vice-chair of the subcommittee on health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, had not always been convinced of the benefits of health IT. But Hurricane Katrina changed his mind. Today, Burgess is a champion.
By Diana Manos 09:45 am June 18, 2014
The ability for this next generation of doctors to eliminate suffering will be unprecedented, according to Rep. Mike Burgess (R-Tex.), vice-chair of the subcommittee on health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
By Diana Manos 08:28 am June 18, 2014
With the continued shortage of qualified individuals to fill the health IT staffing gap in the outwardly expanding health IT revolution, some experts claim relief can be found in some less likely places.
By Diana Manos 10:49 am June 13, 2014
What can the U.S. healthcare industry learn from other nations? In the realm of EHR certification, arguably a whole lot, policymakers point out. The question arose during health IT policy talks in May, and reemerged this week: Could a Kaizen study of certification -- an end-to-end analysis -- reveal what has been lacking in the EHR certification...
By Diana Manos 08:08 am June 13, 2014
Federal policy advisors this week discussed and voted on ways to ease and improve the EHR certification process, including the use of a Japanese method known as kaizen.
Joy Pritts
By Diana Manos 11:25 am June 12, 2014
After nearly five years at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts will be leaving her post later this summer.
By Diana Manos 10:35 am June 12, 2014
Chief privacy officer Joy Pritts will be leaving ONC next month, according to an internal memo.
By Diana Manos 09:53 am June 11, 2014
As of May, eligible hospitals and physicians have been paid out a whopping $23.7 billion in electronic health record incentive payments by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, up from $22.9 billion in April.

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