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Washington Debrief: Snapshot of Proposed Objectives for Stage 3

Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
As MU has come under increased fire from stakeholders and Congress, the proposed rules for Stage 3 seek to raise the bar on interoperability and patient engagement, while looking for ways to streamline and simplify program participation. Whether or not these proposed tactics will do this, remains to be seen.

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A Medical Group CMO Explains Her Participation in HHS’ New Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network

March 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Nancy Beran, M.D., CMO of Westchester Health, a 120-physician multispecialty group in Westchester County, N.Y., explains why she and her colleagues are participating in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

RegionalCare, RelayHealth Partner for Unified Patient Records

March 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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RegionalCare Hospital Partners, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is partnering with the Emeryville, Calif.-based vendor RelayHealth to make patient records unified across its organizations.

Beyond the Hype: Can Apple, Others Bring PGHD to the EMR?

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Rob Faix, principal advisor at the Naperville, Ill.-based consulting firm, Impact Advisors, joins the Healthcare Informatics podcast to discuss all things patient-generated health data. Specifically, he discusses the challenges of bringing together patient and...

Roe Reintroduces Legislation for Integrated Military EHR System

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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On March 24, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) reintroduced legislation that calls for an integrated electronic health record (iEHR) for military members and veterans, with $50 million going to the creator of the system.

Report: Boston Children’s Hospital’s EMR Shutdown for a Few Days

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Boston Children’s Hospital had a throwback week, going back to a paper-based system thanks to its electronic medical record (EMR) system shutting down for a few days.

Arkansas Legislators Reject Telemedicine Bill

March 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Arkansas House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have allowed telemedicine companies to offer video-based care to state residents.

Health IT to Support ACOs: Process and MD Alignment Challenges Set Obstacles, Healthcare IT Leaders Say

March 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
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A panel of industry leaders from organizations pioneering in the ACO and risk contract-based space offer their perspectives at the World Health Care Congress

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Report: Physician Practices Need Help With Alternative Payment Models

March 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Although physician practices are participating in new value-based healthcare payment models, they need help with successfully managing increasing amounts of data and figuring out how to respond to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different...

Washington Debrief: Snapshot of Proposed Objectives for Stage 3

March 23, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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As MU has come under increased fire from stakeholders and Congress, the proposed rules for Stage 3 seek to raise the bar on interoperability and patient engagement, while looking for ways to streamline and simplify program participation. Whether or not these...

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015     Kayt Sukel
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For the first time ever, we, the editors at HCI have chosen to recognize healthcare IT vendor companies, through a new program that we’ve named the Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Awards. The following pieces are interviews with senior executives from...