Government & Policy

By Irv Lichtenwald 08:19 am August 11, 2015
Yes, an adoptable data exchange standard like FHIR is necessary, but without a national patient identifier it is not sufficient.
By Carl Natale 12:01 pm August 10, 2015
Here's an idea about learning the codes you need to know quickly.
By Tom Sullivan 07:56 am August 07, 2015
There's a lot to be gleaned from tactics the Defense Department employed when announcing its EHR contract. Other federal agencies should be paying attention.
By Jack McCarthy 07:26 am August 05, 2015
While Medicaid spending rose 386 percent between 1987 and 2013, another area spiked as much 447 percent in the same timeframe.
By Sid Nair 08:07 am August 03, 2015
EHR vendors don't really have a strong incentive to make their products interoperable. But putting those standards in the hands of the government also isn't perfect.
By Rick Kam 09:26 am July 30, 2015
The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate threat in most security incidents is failure to comply with regulatory requirements.
By Eric Wicklund 09:16 am July 30, 2015
Not a consultant, EHR vendor or government contractor, this set of technologies promises to play a significant role in the modernization initiative.
By Frank Ingari 10:41 am July 28, 2015
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim.
By Jack McCarthy 07:58 am July 23, 2015
Despite recent mainstream praise, prominent doctors offer cautious optimism and even resistance to the practice of telehealth.
By Mary Chaput 08:09 am July 21, 2015
An important precedent has been established within the legislation: a potential willingness to tailor HIPAA standards to bolster how health information is used, and shared, for research.

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