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By Erin McCann 09:57 am January 13, 2015
It's no secret that Americans pay a pretty penny for their healthcare. As providers face pressure to reduce costs on the front end -- for their patients -- they're also seeing the impact on their bottom lines. For hospitals and health systems, 2015 will be a landmark year for cost reduction.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am January 09, 2015
Licensed providers in one Mid-Atlantic state will now be able to reimburse for telemedicine services from private insurers, joining 21 other states that have made the move thus far.
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By Mike Miliard 11:06 am January 02, 2015
While "persistent challenges and barriers" related to infrastructure and funding continue to vex state health information exchanges, there's still ample need for their services and plenty of opportunity at the state and federal levels to keep supporting them, according to a new report presented to ONC.
By Mike Miliard 02:45 pm December 12, 2014
In November, a fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for relief.
By Tom Sullivan 02:29 pm December 05, 2014
Lucia Savage is joining ONC from UnitedHealthcare, where she was senior associate general counsel, a role that involved supervising a team focused on health information exchange, transparency projects and other data-driven innovations, DeSalvo wrote in an internal e-mail to ONC staff.
By Mike Miliard 02:27 pm December 05, 2014
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published its final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use on Aug. 29, it trumpeted the "flexibility" it offered for how providers can use certified electronic health records.
By Mike Miliard 02:25 pm December 05, 2014
Add this to the list of hair-pulling, teeth-gnashing complaints legions of providers have about the U.S. government's increasingly exasperating meaningful use program.
By Mike Miliard 02:18 pm December 05, 2014
As co-chair of the joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee's JASON Task Force, Micky Tripathi is charged with digesting the report, "A Robust Health Data Infrastructure," prepared for AHRQ by the MITRE Corporation's JASON advisory group, and making suggestions to ONC about what to do with its findings on healthcare interoperability.
By Eric Wicklund 11:11 am November 21, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association is hoping an unlikely alliance in Congress between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat will produce some strong momentum for telemedicine in the coming years.
By Eric Wicklund 09:59 am November 06, 2014
The Nov. 4 midterm elections were a statement, to be sure, with Republicans wresting control of the Senate away from Democrats and expanding their lead in the House of Representatives. But what will this new political landscape mean for mobile and telehealth moving forward these next two years?

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