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Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.
AI-powered patient communication tools help one orthopedic practice save $405,000

Direct Orthopedic Care, Addison, Texas.

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am September 15, 2020
Direct Orthopedic Care reduced no-shows by 45% and slashed outbound manual calls by 72%. Here’s how its virtual assistant Holly helped out.
By Jeff Lagasse 10:18 am September 15, 2020
A predictive analytics model predicated on phone reminders cut missed appointments significantly, data showed.
By Sara Mageit 04:02 am September 15, 2020
The mental health and learning disability care provider is using cloud-based CareDirector. 
Hackers used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from the VA's Financial Services Center.
By Mike Miliard 04:38 pm September 14, 2020
Cyber crooks used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from its Financial Services Center.
By Kat Jercich 12:59 pm September 14, 2020
The plan will make telehealth a foundational modality of care, with the option for patients to follow up with in-person visits if necessary.
Technologies and strategies to maintain productivity during telehealth transition

Jeffrey Vargas, a nursing home consultant, and Dr. Stacey Bayan, a neuropsychologist at Executive Mental Health, demonstrate the telehealth technology.

By Bill Siwicki 12:16 pm September 14, 2020
Los Angeles-based Executive Mental Health has not laid off a single provider or staff member since its shift to virtual care. Its CEO explains how.
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am September 14, 2020
Attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP have put together a resource to help providers navigate the requirements of ONC's 21st Century Cures regs as the Nov. 2 due date approaches.
By Sara Mageit 05:58 am September 14, 2020
UK government announces that a new COVID-19 contact tracing app will be launched across England and Wales on 24 September.

Credit: UpToDate

By Ahmed El Sherif 05:25 am September 14, 2020
The UpToDate integration allows docs, nurses and pharmacists from 18 DHA sites to access it via the authority’s Salama EMR to "make evidence-based clinical decisions for their patients and keep their medical knowledge up to date."