Medicaid

By Erin McCann 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Think the chances of getting a meaningful use audit are slim? Tell that to the folks who lost their job for doing it wrong, or folks at the four-hospital Scripps Health, who, all told, have undergone 11 meaningful use audits to date.
By Neil Versel 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Is it wrong to be skeptical about the integrity of quality measures in meaningful use, particularly in the wake of what one quality-improvement expert called "patient safety's first scandal"?
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
While compared with other industries, healthcare has been slow to recognize the value that data and analytics could have on both the clinical and the business sides of the house.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Speaking to a packed crowd at HIMSS14 this past February, Robert Tagalicod wanted to make sure everyone understood the transformative nature of what promises to be an intense 2014.
By Marshall Allen 01:00 am April 18, 2014
The top executive of the country's premier healthcare quality organization is resigning from the boards of two healthcare companies amid questions about the ethics of the relationships.
By Erin McCann 03:50 pm April 16, 2014
It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly of the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at tail ends of healthcare's to-do list. But that might be poised to change.
Charles Dedham, MD
By Neil Versel 08:17 am April 15, 2014
Is it wrong to be skeptical about the integrity of quality measures in meaningful use, particularly in the wake of what one quality improvement expert called "patient safety's first scandal"? Those at the forefront of healthcare quality and patient safety movements say, "no," but also believe any problems have been contained.
By Anthony Brino 11:05 am April 14, 2014
Medicare's release this past week of physician reimbursement data may be, as U.S. CTO Todd Park puts it, an "unprecedented" opportunity for transparency. But what will researchers -- and ultimately seniors and taxpayers -- be able to actually learn from it?
Man with magnifying glass
By Erin McCann 07:01 am April 09, 2014
Think the chances of getting a meaningful use audit are slim? Tell that to the folks who lost their job for doing it wrong, or folks at the four-hospital Scripps Health, who, all told, have undergone 11 meaningful use audits to date. Some say mock audits are indeed the right prescription.
Open, free popHealth at work on quality
By Anthony Brino 10:55 am March 21, 2014
An open source software program created with the help of the Office of the National Coordinator is now federally certified and ready to be used as a population health tool.

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