At this time last year, healthcare stakeholders were filled with uncertainty, as the future of healthcare policy remained very much in limbo. But in the past several months, an air of stability has presented itself.
As the healthcare industry makes steady progress to value-based care models, one healthcare thought leader sees the commercial payer market playing a larger role, going forward, in pushing provider organizations into value-based care arrangements.
With ongoing discussion about the implications of CMS' proposed hospital payment rule, Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, dives into the details of the rule, including how CMS might be raising the interoperability stakes.
System functionality and cost are the two largest deciding factors in healthcare providers’ decision to switch electronic health record (EHR) vendors, despite the significant cost associated with a new EHR purchase and implementation, according to a study...
Embedded in the release of a new proposed rule around what has been known as the meaningful use program, CMS officials have indicated the possibility that they might mandate electronic sharing of discharge data at the point of discharge
April 26, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
As health IT observers and stakeholders have begun to unpack the 1,883-page CMS proposed rule on meaningful use rebranding, discussion has emerged on if the government will be forcing providers to participate in health information exchange activities.
Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.