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Employer-Purchasers Get In on the Analytics Act

October 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The HR directors at major U.S. corporations, impatient over the pace of healthcare change, are pushing ahead to leverage analytics to figure out how much value providers and health plans are bringing to the system

A Web Services Approach to Public Health Clinical Decision Support

October 22, 2016  |  David Raths
Could clinicians subscribe to real-time public health clinical decision support 'knowledge nuggets' from within their EHR workflow?

In MACRA Final Rule, Health IT’s Role Looms Large

October 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
With the release of the MACRA final rule last week, healthcare leaders quickly turned to look at the regulation’s many provisions that directly relate to the use of certified EHR technology and more broadly, health information technology.

The MACRA Final Rule: More Options for MDs, More To-Do’s for IT Leaders

October 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Initial responses to the release of the MACRA final rule have mostly been positive—and in any case point to more to-do’s on the to-do lists of healthcare IT leaders

MACRA Final Rule is Here!

October 17, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
CMS has released the much anticipated final rule on MACRA.

ONC Issues Final Rule to Modify EHR Certification Program, Creates More Direct Oversight

October 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
ONC issued a final rule today that updates the ONC Health IT Certification Program which sets up a regulatory framework for ONC to directly review certified health IT products and gives the agency more direct oversight of health IT testing labs.

Can Medicare ACOs Learn from Commercial ACOs?

October 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
It was fascinating to read a new analysis from Commonwealth Fund researchers that looked at differences between commercial and government-sponsored ACOs in terms of making progress in key areas around accountable care development

California HIE Brings Together Health, Social Services Data on Homeless Population

October 13, 2016  |  David Raths
A health information exchange is at the center of an effort to reduce emergency department utilization by the indigent, high-need, super-utilizer population in Humboldt County, Calif., by 15 percent over the next year.

Building a Digital Bridge to Public Health Agencies

October 12, 2016  |  David Raths
Representatives from public health, health delivery systems and health information technology are working on a project with an ambitious timeline to create bidirectional information flow between public health and healthcare.

Brookings Fellow on MIPS: “It’s an Open Invitation to Cheating”

October 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
As the healthcare industry continues to await the MACRA final rule, expected to drop any day now, discussion around some of the proposed rule’s core health IT elements, and how they will affect participating physicians, have begun to heat up.

KLAS: Interoperability among Different EMRs Nearly Non-Existent

October 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Only 6 percent of healthcare providers reported that information accessed from exchange partners on a different electronic medical record (EMR) is delivered in an effective way that facilitates improvement to patient care, according to KLAS’ Interoperability...

Department of Defense Delays Initial EHR Rollout to February 2017

October 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Department of Defense announced on October 11 a revised deployment schedule for the rollout of its new commercially available electronic health records (EHR) system with an initial rollout now slated for February 2017, or two months later than originally...


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