Clinical and hospital quality reporting
- 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.