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By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am April 01, 2015
Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak recently announced that he will step down from the job this month. Tom Sullivan spoke with Sivak in 2013 about disrupting government culture with technology and modern business practices.
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By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:17 am March 26, 2015
"Because I said so." If you've ever been a parent of a teenager, you've likely uttered (screamed) those four words on more than one occasion. Our columnist recently recognized some similarities with the meaningful use program.
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By John Halamka 10:40 am March 25, 2015
On March 20, CMS released its proposed Stage 3 rules and certification critieria for eligible hospitals and providers. This analysis by Micky Tripathi and John Halamka, MD, goes through the good, the bad and the ugly of it all.
Docs and CIO
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am March 25, 2015
More than 98 percent of athenahealth's medical practice clients achieved Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014. That number surpasses the MU attestation rate -- so far -- for any other EHR vendor, company officials say.
Doctor with stack of money
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am March 24, 2015
As it has with other proposed rule-makings, CMS has touted the "flexibility" and "streamlined" nature of the new Stage 3 meaningful use measures. But some physician groups don't quite see things that way.
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By Bernie Monegain 11:25 am March 23, 2015
The reaction to the long-anticipated Stage 3 meaningful use rules has been slow in coming, but a few people have managed to wade through the hundreds of pages since they were released late Friday afternoon. They're cautiously optimistic.
Bipartisan Policy Center panel
By Jack Beaudoin 10:03 am March 17, 2015
A bipartisan think tank is calling on Congress to let the Food and Drug Administration use EHRs and crowd-sourced patient experience data to help transform the drug and medical device approval process.
Hands together
By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm March 12, 2015
Many people think of clinical decision support in terms of technology. But it's not just about computers, says Jerome Osheroff, MD. "It's all about people, process and technology -- in that order of importance."
Doc and patient with EHR
By McKesson 03:08 pm March 11, 2015
(SPONSORED) Blackman outlines how to optimize EHRs to better meet provider needs.
Busy doctors
By Erin McCann 10:04 am March 11, 2015
Healthcare providers will now have the option of participating in an even higher risk accountable care organization, one that could yield higher returns than any other CMS program.

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