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The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a request for proposal for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS), part of new initiatives to improve access to care.
A survey of more than 3,000 Americans finds 5 percent of respondents have been notified that their medical records were breached. The highest rate of notifications—16 percent—was among respondents with an income above $100,000.  more »
Massachusetts’ Medicaid program made incorrect electronic health record incentive payments to 19 hospitals totaling $3.3 million.  more »
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Healthcare providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior healthcare executives released by law firm Foley & Lardner.

Terry Fouts, M.D., chief medical officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based analytics vendor MedeAnalytics, talks with Health Data Management about the current state of analytics, including the integration of data from outside the clinical domain.

IBM Corp. has a new plan for its Watson supercomputer: to support consumers’ personal health and fitness goals.

Analysis of data inside and outside of a healthcare facility can help identify when a breach is occurring and enable the organization to take proper mitigating actions, says Ken Bradberry, chief technology officer at Xerox Commercial Healthcare.

Health Data Management spoke with a broad mix of electronic health vendors to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of leveraging EHRs for screening suspected Ebola patients.

The HHS Office of Inspector General expects in fiscal 2015 to review electronic health records meaningful use incentive payments and the security of electronic health records under the program.

Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of San Diego’s Scripps Health, has seen the future of medicine—a future based on a fundamental shift in who accesses and owns medical data—or what he calls the “rebooting” of medicine.

The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus is an example of the way transitioning to ICD-10 can benefit the ability of public health officials to respond to global pandemics, according to an executive at 3M Health Information Systems.

In light of the treatment of Ebola patients and other events, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has issued new guidance on sharing patient information under the HIPAA Privacy rule during emergency situations.

Despite privacy and security concerns over their medical records, consumers overwhelmingly want their providers to share information, according to a nationwide survey by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Aetna’s planned acquisition of private exchange operator bswift may signal the start of more insurers acquiring private exchanges, experts in the industry say.

The long-term care industry in November is changing its standard for electronic prescribing, as the federal government is requiring that those who e-prescribe must use the SCRIPT standard of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs.

With over 90 percent of US hospitals attesting for meaningful use of an EHR last year, most hospital information system vendors reported continued growth in annual revenue for 2013. So how did your vendor fare in the race for these HITECH dollars?

"I want to see the doctor." Decades ago that meant someone wanted, urgently, to get medical treatment. Now it means something else entirely.
Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers said they've caught a lie on a resume, and 33 percent of these employers have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession, according to a poll of hiring managers and HR professionals by the staffing company CareerBuilder. Here are some of the most memorable lies on a resume that they have seen. This presentation originated at Accounting Today.  read more 
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to make some significant changes to the rules governing the Affordable Care Act, including a shortened time period for open enrollment and additional requirements that could affect brokers.  read more 
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