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Washington Debrief: OIG Identifies MU, Interoperability as Top Management Challenges

November 24, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report last week identifying “the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health information” among the Top Management Challenges facing the department...

What Caused the Collapse of the Nevada HIE? (UPDATE: Infograph)

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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By a vote of four to two, the Nevada Health Information Exchange (NV-HIE) was ordered to its death in January of last year. As HIEs across the country struggle with sustainability, Healthcare Informatics looks at why this one failed.

Colorado's Health Technology REC Program Reaches EHR Goals

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced today that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use...

AMIA Panels Offer Mixed Messages on Stage 3 MU

November 17, 2014     David Raths
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At the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium, talk about Stage 3 of meaningful use reveals tensions among members about what the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should do.

“Houston, We Have Solutions”

November 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
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The 1995 movie “Apollo 13” made famous the (slightly misquoted) quote, “Houston, we have a problem.” How about coming to Houston for discussions that will offer (healthcare strategic) solutions, instead?

Advocate Health Care's Bruce Smith and His Team Lead a Successful Patient Portal Initiative

November 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Advocate Health Care, in the western suburbs of Chicago, IT leaders, including CIO Bruce Smith, have been leading a successful patient portal initiative that’s connecting—and satisfying—patients and their physicians

The Elastic Universe and its Impact on Imaging Informatics

November 13, 2014     Joe Marion
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I’ve always been fascinated by the universe, galaxies, milky way, etc. and the vast size of it all, plus the forces that are forever creating changes within it. The same might be said of imaging informatics, particularly as they apply to radiology.

With Dr. DeSalvo Focused on Ebola, Did the Federal Government Get Its Priorities Wrong?

November 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Given her background, there is a legitimate rationale for Karen DeSalvo, M.D., to be helping out with Ebola response. But at a critical time for the industry, should her new job come at the expense of her role as National Coordinator for Health IT?

Washington Debrief: How the Republican Election Victories Impact Health IT Reform

November 10, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The Republicans will take over leadership of the Senate and will have an expanded majority in the House when the 114th Congress begins in January. Shifts in committee leadership, especially in the Senate, increase the likelihood that health IT reform...

CHIME, HIMSS Latest to Express Concern Over ONC Leadership

November 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) have expressed concern with leadership transitions currently occurring within ONC.

Associations Say Low Stage 2 Attestation Rates Prove Their Point

November 4, 2014     David Raths
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Noting that fewer than 17 percent of the nation's hospitals have demonstrated Stage 2 capabilities, several associations renewed their call for CMS to shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period in 2015.

Mass ONC Departures: Are the Lights On With Nobody Home? Five Critical MU Questions Federal Health Officials Must Answer

November 4, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In recent weeks, an atmosphere of concern among healthcare IT leaders nationwide has turned to one of increasing alarm, as virtually all the senior officials at ONC have left or stepped away, leaving industry leaders dismayed and seeking answers
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