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.
Although federal value-based payment programs require providers to conduct quality improvement activities, many EHRs are not up to the task, according to new research in the April issue of Health Affairs.
In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voiced it support of the MyHealthEData initiative, but also called for some improvements to certain aspects of the fledgling patient data initiative.
Speaking at the AHIP National Health Policy Conference, Alex Azar gave a keynote in which he spoke about the administration’s desire to accelerate value-based transformation, and create a true market for healthcare.
During a daylong listening session sponsored by ONC and CMS on the issue of reducing clinician burden, healthcare industry stakeholders shared a litany of frustrations and complaints about EHRs contributing to administrative burden and physician burnout.
A Congressional bill passed in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 brought an end to an overnight government shutdown, while also including provisions that give CMS the option to slow down certain aspects of MIPS.
McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.