Two More Healthcare Orgs Become Stage 7 Recognized

January 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
HIMSS Analytics has recognized two separate healthcare organizations this past week with Stage 7 and Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.

When You’ve Got Telehealth…"Snow Problem”

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
blog
Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.

Study: Texting Proves Better than mHealth Apps for Treating Mental Illness

January 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile applications, according to new study led by researchers from Clemson University.

BREAKING: ONC Releases First Draft of Interoperability Roadmap

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a 166-page, first draft interoperability roadmap, which outlines specific steps needed to achieve an open ecosystem in the next 10 years.

A New Dose of Realism at CMS Over Meaningful Use?

January 30, 2015     Mark Hagland
blog
Did Thursday’s news out of CMS signal a major shift towards greater realism on the part of federal healthcare officials? Provider association leaders can’t be blamed for hoping so

Deven McGraw Gives Stage 3 Predictions (Part 1 of 2)

January 29, 2015     Gabriel Perna
article
In part one of a two-part interview series, Deven McGraw, a Washington D.C.-based partner in the healthcare practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, gives her predictions for Stage 3 of meaningful use. She explains why “interoperability only” is an...

Reducing Readmissions via “Safe Transitions” at URMC

January 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
article
As a follow-up to one of our Top Ten Tech Trends, HCI takes an extended look at a readmissions reductions program that is centered around following the patient along the care continuum.

MGMA Applauds CMS' Move on Meaningful Use

January 29, 2015     Mark Hagland
news
The Medical Group Management Association pronounced itself "encouraged" by the Jan. 29 announcement that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was modifying key aspects of the meaningful use program

American Hospital Association to House Committee: Make Telehealth Global

January 29, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
Earlier this week, representatives from the Chicago-based American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a letter to the Committee on Energy and Commerce seeking a reform of Medicare policy on telehealth reimbursement.

BREAKING: CMS Considering Proposing a Shortened EHR Reporting Period in 2015

January 29, 2015     Gabriel Perna and Mark Hagland
news
In news that will surely make much of the healthcare IT world happy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its intentions to shorten meaningful use reporting in 2015 from a full-year to 90-days.

Editor’s Notes: The LEGO Solution: Who Will Be Agile Enough to Master the New Environment?

January 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
blog
What the executives at LEGO did when they found their computers had been hacked speaks to strategic agility in healthcare—yes, really

Blogs

When You’ve Got Telehealth…"Snow Problem”

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.

A New Dose of Realism at CMS Over Meaningful Use?

January 30, 2015     Mark Hagland
Did Thursday’s news out of CMS signal a major shift towards greater realism on the part of federal healthcare officials? Provider association leaders can’t be blamed for hoping so

Editor’s Notes: The LEGO Solution: Who Will Be Agile Enough to Master the New Environment?

January 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
What the executives at LEGO did when they found their computers had been hacked speaks to strategic agility in healthcare—yes, really

Patient-Generated Data: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

January 28, 2015     David Raths
Some clinicians are already taking advantage of patient-generated health data in their practices, but they are outliers. How long will it be before that type of integration is a regular aspect of clinical work flow? And what will it take to get there?

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