Health IT leaders look at more challenges that were identified at the Fall CIO Summit in Arizona, such as healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A), cybersecurity best practices, and competing for patients.
Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would expand the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) services under Medicare with the goal of cost savings and quality care.
While more states have adopted policies improving coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine services, there is also a trend with state medical boards imposing more restrictive regulations which could be a barrier to more widespread use of telemedicine,...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week published a final rule that allows physicians to use telehealth as a face-to-face encounter with Medicaid patients, which is required before the authorization of home health services.
February 1, 2016 | Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
CHIME offered comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) draft health IT legislation last week, commending the committee for tackling many of CHIME’s policy priorities.
The University of Southern California (USC) has announced eight partners for its Virtual Care Clinic (VCC), a digital healthcare model does not require patient or care providers to be present in the same place.
The Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) are urging the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to review international studies as well as individual studies in order to have more...
Starting next month, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will hold a bi-monthly briefing series for Congress, federal agencies, national organizations, and other interested stakeholders on current issues in telemedicine policy.
A recent survey of 68 accountable care organizations (ACOs) found that despite steep investments in health information technology (HIT), ACOs still face interoperability challenges that make it difficult to integrate data across the healthcare continuum.
2016 already is shaping up to be a very interesting year for healthcare leaders and the health IT landscape. Harold (Hal) Wolf and Daniel Herman with The Chartis Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, share their perspectives about the health IT trends and...