The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released new guidance on when and how healthcare providers can share a patient’s health information with family members, friends, and legal personal representatives when that patient may be in crisis and incapacitated, such as during an opioid overdose.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new guidance on the information blocking portion of MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive Payment System).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced the agency’s efforts to streamline quality measures and reduce regulatory burden with a new approach to quality measurement called “Meaningful Measures.”
Two North Texas freestanding emergency room operators are asking Google to reveal the identities of nearly two dozen reviewers who rated them poorly online. They believe the reviews were probably posted by a third party “to defame and disparage” their businesses.
Partners HealthCare is working on an effort to provide its clinicians and researchers with access to patient-generated health data from over 420 consumer and clinical health devices.
Three in 10 healthcare executive respondents said in a recent survey that they have entered into one or more value-based care arrangements.
Patient safety is still a top concern for physician and nurse leaders in the U.S., and incomplete data is linked closely with this worry, according to a recent survey from Philips.
According to multiple media reports, sources have reported that General Electric Co. (GE) is exploring selling off its transportation business and all or parts of its healthcare information technology business.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced that it shut down its computer network last week after a threat from a new version of the WannaCry malware virus, and the system is continuing to operate on standard downtime procedures.
CVS Health is reportedly in talks to purchase Aetna, a deal that would be the largest ever in the health insurance industry if it goes through.
Health IT Now, a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes, called for both the Trump Administration and Congress to use “every tool at their disposal to fight the opioid crisis.”
The Alliance of Specialty Medicine has said it opposes the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC’s) recent suggestion to repeal MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive Payment System) in its current form.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is integrating the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) into health systems’ electronic health records (EHRs) and pharmacy systems, backed by $3.8 million in federal grants.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon Dec. 6 and 7 to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Hospital CEOs say the transition to value-based care is happening at a slower rate than expected, but health system CEOs continue to prepare for that transition, according to the Deloitte Center for Health Solution’s 2017 Survey of U.S. Health System CEOs.