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HHS Secretary Names Three Members to HIT Advisory Committee

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan named three members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

CHIME’s Leaders Suspend National Patient ID Initiative

November 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management, announced on Wednesday that they were suspending the national patient ID initiative begun nearly two years ago, citing a lack of results

VA Asks Congress for $782 Million Funding Fix to Kick Off Cerner EHR Implementation

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., told lawmakers on Wednesday that the VA is facing a “time crunch” and wants to jump start its work to transition to a Cerner EHR system in order to align its deployment with the DoD's EHR roll out.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Hattiesburg Clinic Exchange Clinical Data in Real-Time

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has worked with Mississippi-based Hattiesburg Clinic to establish an automated system for sharing clinical data in real time, according to a recent announcement.

Black Book Research: Post-Acute Providers Sorely Lacking HIT Capabilities

November 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, just 19 percent of inpatient post-acute providers have some technological capabilities of EHRs (electronic health records) operational, though that number has increased in the last year.

AMA President: “We’re Fighting to Prevent Information Blocking”

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In his address at the AMA Interim Meeting this weekend, AMA President David O. Barbe, M.D., said that his association is fighting to prevent data blocking, and to improve the usability of EHRs (electronic health records), mobile devices and interoperability.

ONC Names Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Winners

November 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the federal agency’s Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge.

What are Health IT’s Brightest Minds Looking to Learn?

November 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics gathered an array of feedback from CIOs and other industry leaders about how they can share information and learn from their peers

Lawmakers Move to Strengthen Congress’ Oversight of VA’s EHR Implementation

November 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A group of bipartisan lawmakers from the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced legislation last week to give Congress additional oversight to monitor the VA's transition to its new Cerner EHR system.

A Candid Conversation with CHIME’s Russ Branzell

November 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In San Antonio, Texas, Russ Branzell spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal about the pressures CIOs are facing, where CHIME stands on certain policy issues, and more

Health2047 Spins Out New Company Focused on Healthcare Data Sharing

November 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Silicon Valley-based Health2047 Inc., an integrated innovation company funded by the American Medical Association (AMA), is spinning out a separate entity called Health2047 SwitchCo, Inc.

IHIE’s Charles Christian Urges CIOs to Think Differently about Interoperability

November 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A senior leader of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) said at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum that much of the health IT industry is thinking about interoperability in the wrong way.

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