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MU Industry Reaction: A Stage 3 Final Rule That May Not be So Final

October 7, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Yesterday, CMS released what it calls final rules for both meaningful use Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3. But while the Stage 2 modifications truly are final, some in the industry are wondering if Stage 3 changes could still be on the horizon.

First Look at Stage 3: CMS Sticks to Its Guns on APIs, Patient Engagement

October 7, 2015     David Raths
CMS disagreed with those who said that the API functionality could not be implemented successfully by 2018 “as the technology is already in widespread use in other industries and API functions already exist in the health IT industry.”

BREAKING: Healthcare IT Leaders React to Stage 3 Final Rule Release

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Individual healthcare leaders and healthcare associations reacted quickly to the final rule’s release, expressing cautious optimism, but also wanting to review the details of the 752-page rule

BREAKING: CMS Releases Final Meaningful Use Program Rules

October 6, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal and David Raths
After weeks of speculation about when the meaningful use Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 final rules would be published, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released both rules together in a 752-page document late in the afternoon on Oct. 6.

ONC: Patient Engagement Capabilities Increasing In U.S. Hospitals

October 6, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Last year, six out of 10 hospitals provide patients with the ability to electronically view, download, and transmit their health information, according to a data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Live from iHT2-Chicago: Senior BlueCross BlueShield Executive Offers a Collaborative Vision of Healthcare’s Future

October 6, 2015     Mark Hagland
Health plan-provider collaboration, facilitated by automation and technology, offers a path forward towards the re-visioning of U.S. healthcare, Dr. Stephen Ondra told iHT2-Chicago attendees

Physicians Report Increased Electronic Sharing of Health Information with Patients

October 5, 2015     Heather Landi
The proportion of physicians electronically sharing health information with patients grew by double-digits between 2013 and 2014, but only four in 10 physicians electronically shared patient health information with other providers, according to a data brief from...

In the Trenches on Population Health: Medical Group Leaders Move Forward to Move Data (and Process) Mountains

October 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
Pioneering medical group leaders are moving forward to pursue a wide variety of population health strategies, and are pushing ahead on all the hard, complex work of population health advancement

HHS Awards $685M in Funding for Healthcare Transformation Initiatives

September 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Continuing its investment in The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $685 million to 39 national and regional healthcare networks and supporting organizations to help give clinicians the...

At IHT2 New York, Healthcare Leaders Reveal Changing Priorities around Population Health Management

September 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
As the leading patient care organizations in the U.S. get deeper into population health management, priorities are becoming far more patient-centered than ever before, according to a panel of speakers at the iHT2 New York Health IT Summit on Sept. 29.

FDA Launches Patient Engagement Advisory Committee

September 24, 2015     Heather Landi
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the creation of a Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) to advise the FDA Commissioner on complex issues relating to medical devices, the regulation of devices and their use by patients.

Vancouver Dialoguing: The Crucial Importance of U.S.-Canada Transnational Discussions

September 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
This past week, the Health IT Summit in Vancouver was the place to be for Canadian and American healthcare leaders to compare and contrast health systems in order to move ahead on fundamentally analogous challenges facing leaders on both sides of the border


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