Mary Mosquera

Mary Mosquera is a Washington, DC-area based freelance journalist covering healthcare payment and delivery reform, business and technology. Follow her on Twitter @mmosquera_news.

By Mary Mosquera 08:34 am November 29, 2012
Close to half of physicians nationwide are now prescribing electronically via their electronic health record systems on the Surescripts network, with all states producing double-digit increases.
By Mary Mosquera 09:58 am November 21, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a 10-year contract valued at up to $15 billion to eight vendors to compete to build various aspects of a virtual data center, which will provide the agency's IT infrastructure and services that operate its business systems and better safeguard its healthcare information.
By Mary Mosquera 09:00 am November 20, 2012
Imaging is on the cusp of taking a greater role in health IT and development of new payment and care delivery models with new applications and its use as a diagnostic tool earlier in the patient care process.
By Mary Mosquera 11:19 am November 19, 2012
The continuing saga around the deadline delay for states to decide whether or not they'll establish their own health insurance exchanges doesn't change the final upshot: All states are anticipated to have an online insurance marketplace, one way or another.
By Mary Mosquera 11:14 am November 16, 2012
In a second delay in one week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has extended the deadline for one month for states to not only submit their blueprints for a state-based health insurance exchange, but also to decide if they plan to establish their own exchange.
By Mary Mosquera 10:16 am November 14, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added descriptive specification sheets for meaningful use Stage 2 to help eligible physicians and hospitals participate and complete the measures for the electronic health record incentive programs.
By Mary Mosquera 09:36 am November 13, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for states to declare their plans for a state-based health insurance exchange for one more month to accommodate many governors who were waiting until the election outcome to decide whether to move ahead.
By Mary Mosquera 11:03 am November 09, 2012
Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments have surpassed $8 billion since its inception, with $8.36 billion paid out to 165,800 eligible physicians and hospitals in total program estimates through the end of October.
By Mary Mosquera 09:07 am November 08, 2012
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, said that data and analytics played a critical role in the campaign and re-election of President Barack Obama -- mirroring the growing importance of data in healthcare.
By Mary Mosquera 01:28 pm November 06, 2012
As providers and hospitals drive toward meaningful use of certified EHRs, the ONC is at work on how the identity of individuals should be verified when they electronically access their health records.

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