Clinical and hospital quality reporting
- November 21, 2019
As proposed interoperability and information blocking rules from ONC and CMS are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, the healthcare community expresses more concern about patient data security.
- August 03, 2018
A lawsuit has been filed against Children's Mercy Hospital after the medical records of more than 60,000 patients were potentially compromised as a result of a phishing scam.
- April 25, 2018
CMS is replacing meaningful use with 'Promoting Interoperability' and proposing new Medicare payment programs with looser physician reporting rules and more price transparency.
- April 05, 2017
Donald Rucker has been named the new ONC head. The former Siemens CMO has been welcomed to the position of national coordinator by the health IT community.
- November 02, 2016
In a podcast from the CHIME fall forum in Phoenix, Russ Branzell, CEO of the health IT CIO organization, explains CHIME's policy agenda for 2017.
- October 18, 2016
The MACRA final rule eases ways for doctors to measure patient care data for Medicare reimbursement; meanwhile, ONC focused its authority on patient safety in health IT systems.
- September 19, 2016
Vindell Washington, M.D., the new national coordinator for health information technology, hits back at a survey citing widespread physician dissatisfaction with EHRs.
- September 07, 2016
Eight high-ranking congressmen are calling on federal healthcare officials to consider "flexibilities" in administering the new MACRA healthcare law, particularly as it applies to small physician ...
- June 01, 2016
Add the Mayo Clinic to the list of organizations that will have a major role in the Precision Medicine Initiative. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is slated to receive $130 million in 2016 ...
- January 28, 2016
Virtual reality is a computer-simulated environment created with software that can recreate sensory experiences and is presented to the user so the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real ...
- January 08, 2016
CMS is giving health IT organizations until Feb. 1 to comment on requiring EHR vendors to annually recertify CQM reporting modules and increase the number of CQM measures.
- October 08, 2015
Health IT groups reacted positively to moves by CMS and ONC to relax reporting and EHR certification requirements and to delay meaningful use stage 3.
- October 07, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced that four physician and hospital organizations signed a contract to implement the insurance company's new value-based care model.
- September 30, 2015
At an AHIMA conference dominated by the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition, the ecosystem of third-party vendors assisting providers with the changeover thrives.
- September 09, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tracks the yearly progress of Pioneer ACOs, and had good news to report from 2014.
- June 12, 2015
The costs of the top 100 most frequently billed discharges were part of recently released Medicare payment data documenting the year 2013.
- January 28, 2015
A proposed rule that adds to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and offers direction to accountable care organizations is open to public comment.
- April 15, 2013
Pros and cons of provider-based personal health records versus emerging PHR models, and how they all could drive patient engagement.
- January 27, 2010
Consumer health informatics helps deliver better patient care, but barriers to use persist, according to research by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.