Government & Policy

Rural hospitals need more funding for broadband, telehealth, AHA says

Credit: Cleveland Clinic on YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:33 pm July 19, 2018
American Hospital Association called on Congress to advance remote patient monitoring, reduce restrictions on tech, and include more hospitals in the Rural Health Care Program.
IBM Watson partners with Veterans Affairs to provide cancer treatment for veterans
By Dave Muoio 10:22 am July 19, 2018
The agreement is to continue the public-private partnership to connect AI technology with genomic data to provide cancer therapy for veterans.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes new rule to combat note bloat

Seema Verma talking about new rule proposal on Twitter.

By Mike Miliard 01:12 pm July 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes a new rule to combat note bloat, improve patient safety, advanced analytics and enable IT innovation.
Premier Management streamlines ACO reporting across 33 metrics
By Bill Siwicki 04:51 pm July 17, 2018
Organization plans to expand beyond MSSP with new commercial contracts, Medicare Advantage contracts, and commercial ACO products with other payers.
ONC launches new cost for CHIPL data
By Mike Miliard 03:56 pm July 16, 2018
The agency's new challenge is seeking ways to help hospital decision-makers access and make use of the information contained in the CHPL.
UNC Health to use PDMP with their Epic EHR

Credit: UNC on Facebook

By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm July 16, 2018
UNC Health says the move will help tackle the opioid problem and save clinicians time.
Experts weigh in on CMS big changes to clinical documentation, EHRs and interoperability
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am July 13, 2018
Industry groups like easier quality reporting and advance applications of telehealth, but some say docs shouldn't have to make expensive EHR upgrades for 2019.
VA creates new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization
By Jessica Davis 11:33 am July 13, 2018
Deputy National Coordinator Genevieve Morris will work closely with the Veterans Health Administration and the VA CIO on the new $16 billion Cerner EHR.
By Jonah Comstock 06:25 pm July 12, 2018
The rule would mean the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay doctors for telemedicine visits as well as evaluation of images and videos.
HHS to remove 20 years of evidence-based medical guidelines

AHRQ Office. Credit Google Street View

By Bernie Monegain 04:26 pm July 12, 2018
Both the National Guideline Clearninghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shut it down on July 16.

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