The intent of the study is to examine the options around financing and accountability for health information exchange under various operational and business models. NGA says the study should yield an analysis of exchange models from health and non-health fields, and guidance to states on the options related to charges levied, oversight structures, and accountability mechanisms.
A letter of intent in response to the RFP is due Jan. 8, with proposals to be submitted by close of business Jan. 22.
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.
Healthcare organizations are once again urging U.S. Senate and House leaders to protect the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from more budget cuts for 2017.
Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has announced two pilot demonstrations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to determine how patient-generated health data can be used by care teams and researchers.
Several researchers from the University of Pennsylvania addressed the ethics of behavioral health IT as it relates to “frequent flyer” icons and the potential for implicit bias in an article published in JAMA.