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ACOs Looking to Expand Population Health Management Capabilities, Report Finds

October 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As ACOs continue to progress, they are seeking to expand population health management capabilities, including their relationships with community organizations and patients, according to new research from Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier, Inc.

At New York HIT Summit, an MD Leader Outlines How HIT Can Enhance Patient Centered Medical Homes

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the Health IT Summit on Tuesday, Salvatore Volpe, M.D, chief medical officer at Staten Island Performing Provider Systems, urged physician leaders to adopt health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

HHS Awards $350,000 to American Academy of Pediatrics to Improve Care for Children Impacted by Zika

September 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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HHS has awarded $350,000 to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to provide education, including tele-consultations, to clinicians providing care to children who are or may be impacted by the Zika virus.

HHS Awards $100 Million to Improve Health Center Quality

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $100 million in grants to 1,304 health centers to invest in healthcare quality improvement efforts that engages patients and improves care coordination.

HHS Announces $100M in Funding to Help Small Practices with MACRA

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $20 million each year over the next five years to fund on-the-ground Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small...

Study: HIT Use and Participation in ACO, PCMH Initiatives Facilitates Advanced Care Delivery

April 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Physicians who adopted electronic health records (EHRs) in 2012 and participated in new models of payment and care delivery were more likely to perform care processes associated with improved care delivery, according to a recently published study.

Washington Debrief: Administration Meets Deadlines, Delivers First Set of Cyber Threat Information Sharing Guidance

February 22, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released guidance to assist private sector and federal entities to share cyber threat indicators with the Federal Government.

For Physician Quality Measures, CMS Has Received the Message: Simpler is Better

February 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Is CMS’ recently-released seven sets of standardized clinical quality measures for physician quality programs a sign that greater simplification is on the way?

CMS, Health Plan Partners Release First Set of Aligned Quality Measures for Physicians

February 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), in collaboration, have released seven sets of standardized clinical quality measures for physician quality programs.

State-by-State Telemedicine Report Cards Shows Mixed Results

February 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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,...

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Awards $70 Million for Research Projects

January 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) board of governors approved $70 million for nine new patient-centered research projects focused on conditions ranging from diabetes to chronic lung disease and migraines.

U.S. Ambulatory EHR Market Projected to Grow 30 Percent by 2020

January 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The hospital electronic health record (EHR) market is mature, but there is still potential growth for the ambulatory EHR market, particularly as ambulatory providers increasing adopt health IT due to meaningful use (MU) incentives and in response to ongoing...

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