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In Georgia, Helping Physicians Move Forward on MACRA/MIPS, EHRs, and APMs

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS

Trump Administration’s Impact on Health IT Analyzed in New Report

April 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Most healthcare professionals do not believe that the ACA will be repealed anymore, but plenty of policy and health IT-related challenges exist in healthcare sub-sectors as industry leaders wait for more direction from the Trump administration.

As HHS Turns to the Seasoned Donald Rucker, Health IT Leaders Breathe a Sigh of Relief

April 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Industry experts and leaders have not made secret their praise for the reported next head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Julia Adler-Milstein on Interoperability Issues: Change the Business Incentives for Healthcare Stakeholders

March 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., digs deeper on her piece in NEJM Catalyst last month—“Moving Past the EHR Interoperability Blame Game.”

With New Healthcare Federal Officials Confirmed, Health IT Leaders Ponder Their Agendas

March 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Now that key leaders at two major federal healthcare agencies have been confirmed to their posts, various health IT leaders have turned their attention to working with the departments on their core priorities for the industry.

In the Wake of the ACA Repeal Failure, What’s Next for Federal Healthcare Policy?

March 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the wake of the collapse of the House Republicans’ effort to replace the ACA last week, CHIME’s Leslie Krigstein spoke with Healthcare Informatics about what might be next for federal healthcare policy

HHS Hires Deputy Health Technology Secretary, Raising More Questions about ONC’s Future

March 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has hired former Louisiana Rep. John Fleming, M.D., as a deputy assistant secretary for health technology within the federal agency.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: In the Current Policy Moment, Healthcare Leaders Search for Answers

March 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For our editorial team, the value-based healthcare landscape, within the current policy moment in the U.S., was well worthy of being one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top Tech Trends this year.

With the ACA-Repeal Bill Reveal, Patient Care Leaders Can Move Forward Confidently on Value-Based Healthcare

March 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The release of House Republicans’ plan to modify the ACA—a bill focused solely on health insurance aspects of the law—means that patient care leaders can now move forward confidently on clinical transformation and population health

Healthcare Leader on Possible ACA Repeal: “Accountable Care isn’t Going Anywhere”

March 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The ACLC’s executive director recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s current work, how healthcare stakeholders are responding to a possible ACA repeal, and how this all might impact the future of value-based care.

Who’s to Blame for Healthcare’s Interoperability Struggles? An Expert Weighs in—and Urges Stakeholders to Move Forward

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
It was refreshing to read Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein’s commentary on interoperability, and why constantly pointing fingers at each other can be counterproductive.

Seema Verma, CMS Administrator Nominee, Discusses MACRA, M.D. Burden in First Senate Hearing

February 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s choice to run CMS, emphasized access to healthcare coverage, patient-centered care, and moving important healthcare decisions away from the government in her first Senate hearing for her nomination, held on Feb. 16.

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