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October 05, 2017
Health IT vendors and healthcare providers and insurance payers gathered at Chilmark Research's Convergence 2017 conference to discuss payer-provider partnerships and other deals.
September 21, 2017
Among keynoters at Chilmark Research conference on payer-provider convergence is veteran health IT exec John Glaser -- Cerner population health senior VP and former Siemens CEO.
August 17, 2017
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently appointed 15 new health IT experts to the also new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, a press release said. "The 21st ...
May 04, 2017
The Trump administration's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers could force health IT vendors to pay higher salaries to software engineers.
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MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) is U.S. healthcare legislation that provides a new framework for reimbursing clinicians who successfully demonstrate value over volume in patient care. Continue Reading
The volume of healthcare data is growing exponentially, and organizations have to figure out how to store it all. This guide looks at possible healthcare data storage options. Continue Reading
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Healthcare has had its sights set on transitioning over to value-based healthcare for a while now. But moving beyond the current fee-for-service care delivery model has proven challenging. Despite ... Continue Reading
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The CMS Final Rule details emergency response and business continuity regulations for healthcare. Noncompliance could result in the loss of Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Continue Reading
With the help of risk adjustment coding tech, which utilizes natural language processing and big data, UPMC Health Plan was able to capture $62.2 million in additional revenue. Continue Reading
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Many healthcare professionals are turning to third-party applications, the use of APIs and HIEs to overcome the lack of interoperability still present in healthcare. Continue Reading
Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) has submitted a report to Congress on the ... Continue Reading
Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to precision medicine researchers. ... Continue Reading