Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

Rural hospitals rule on Leapfrog list
By Bernie Monegain 07:05 am December 04, 2013
For the second consecutive year, rural hospitals stood out, with 22 hospitals making the Leapfrog Group's 2013 Top Hospitals list -- a 69 percent increase from last year. Rounding out the list are 55 urban hospitals and 13 children's hospitals.
By Erin McCann 11:00 am November 01, 2013
Financially strapped rural and critical access hospitals that are struggling with electronic health record implementation costs are about to get some big relief across the state of Arkansas.
By Anthony Brino 09:50 am August 16, 2013
The inaugural class of 28 meaningful use-savvy clinicians and healthcare professionals in the Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Fellows program aims to help other primary care providers find success with care coordination, medication management, preventive care and more.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am August 15, 2013
It has been nine years since President George W. Bush instituted the Office of the National Coordinator and the position of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
By Healthcare IT News 11:58 am August 07, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD wrote his staff this letter at about the time HHS announced his plans to depart from his post. Here it is in its entirety.
By Diana Manos 12:44 pm August 06, 2013
Stakeholders across the healthcare industry say Farzad Mostashari, MD will be dearly missed when he leaves his post as national coordinator for health IT.
By Diana Manos 10:40 am August 01, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serives recently announced it has paid out more than $9.3 billion in Medicare EHR Incentive Program payments between May 2011 and June 2013.
By Mike Miliard 09:02 am July 26, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that Mobile, Ala.-based CPSI and Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest Information Systems are the two latest vendors to sign on to the interoperability organization.
meaningful use
By Tom Sullivan 09:55 am July 25, 2013
Following last week's call from Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to pause the meaningful use program and determine whether "the bar is too low," a federal hearing Wednesday included testimony from providers and a tech vendor who recommended expanding the timeline because the next phase is overly-prescriptive and threatens to hinder hospitals.
By Mike Miliard 10:43 am July 15, 2013
Setting their sights on hot-button issues related to information governance and standards, the American Health Information Management Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced Monday that they will work together to drive health IT and information management improvements.

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