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Yale New Haven Health System Shares Lessons Learned On its Value Journey

May 4, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Hospitals and health systems can glean significant lessons learned from Yale New Haven Health System's ongoing journey to improving quality and lowering costs, including the health system's willingness to openly share its challenges and best practices.

Is Encryption a Safe Harbor From Data Breach Reporting? Not in Tennessee

May 4, 2016  |  David Raths
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A recent amendment to Tennessee’s data breach notification statute has eliminated a provision requiring notice only in the event of a breach of unencrypted personal information.

Another “Is Meaningful Use Dead” Debate? You Don’t Say!

May 4, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The recently released proposed MACRA rule brings up a question that has been debated more than once of late: is meaningful use, as we know it, over?

Could a Personal Letter Start a Medical Revolution?

May 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Could Dr. Martin Makary’s letter to Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director, asking for a change in how deaths are recorded, change how the U.S. healthcare system approaches medical errors in hospital care?

Johns Hopkins Research Finds Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.; Author Asks CDC to Change ICD Coding System to Record Medical Errors

May 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A just-published study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers finds 400,000 deaths a year due to medical errors in hospitals.

Health IT Stakeholders Question ONC’s Authority in Proposed EHR Certification Rule

May 3, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Industry stakeholders have given the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) feedback for a proposed rule that would give the agency more power in overseeing and reviewing electronic health records (EHR) and other health IT products.

MIPS Mobile Challenge Aims to Give Clinicians Real-Time Information and Assistance

May 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a competition to develop a mobile platform to help educate physicians and clinicians about the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program.

CMS Finalizes Its Quality Measure Program

May 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Officials at CMS on Tuesday posted the agency’s finalized Quality Measurement Program on its website, focusing on identifying known measurement and performance gaps and developing measures in six key quality “domains”

Watching CMS Listen to Providers

May 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Last week’s announcement on the part of CMS officials proposing significant changes to Medicare payment for physicians signaled an increasing willingness on their part to dialogue iteratively with providers about what needs to be changed---and when

GOP Senators Want Feds to Include Hospitals for MU Flexibility

May 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Six GOP senators have written to federal officials to request feedback on legislation they drafted that would address the ongoing issues with implementation of the meaningful use program.

Washington Debrief: MACRA Reg is Out!

May 2, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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In an unusual move, CMS published the long-anticipated proposed rule on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) program stemming from the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) of 2015

CHIME Calls for More Transparent, Uniform Interoperability Standards for Medical Devices

April 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collaborate with other federal agencies to ensure that medical devices are truly interoperable with electronic heath records (EHR) systems.
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