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The American Academy of Family Physicians Center for Health Information Technology is refocusing its efforts on supporting optimization of electronic health record use.
A bill requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for the development of clinical data registries was approved in a July 30 vote by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but not without sharp opposition from Democratic members.
Draft legislation in the House Energy and Commerce Committee would require the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for development of clinical data registries to improve patient care.
Self Regional Healthcare is offering nearly 39,000 patients a year of free credit and identity theft protection services from Experian following the theft of an unencrypted laptop.
An illustrated look at some of the more offbeat ICD-10 codes is starting to go viral, from blog posts from healthcare consultancies to physicians assistants' Facebook news feeds.
Two new solutions are being adopted in Kansas to help assure coordinated care, improve outcomes and reduce cost of care for people with co-occurring mental and physical health issues.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has drafted bill language directing ONCs Health IT Policy Committee to submit a report on the technical, operational and financial barriers to electronic health records interoperability.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a grant to the State University of New York at Buffalos School of Nursing to create a pilot project designed to work with primary care physicians offices, their patients, and families to see that patients get follow-up care soon after leaving the hospital.
Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
In preparation for ICD-10, the federal government developed GEMs, a translation tool to aid in converting data from ICD-9 to 10, and vice versa. But leaders of outsourced coding, auditing and consulting services firm HRS say the tool has limitations and its use should be carefully considered.
Two court rulings issued this week taking opposing views on the legality of subsidies granted to individuals who enroll in the public healthcare exchanges have the potential to further delay the employer mandate, say some legal experts.
Legal and regulatory barriers to developing evidence and communicating findings on treatments in real-world settings are interfering with the sharing of knowledge among providers, patients, and researchers.
Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major healthcare providers. Critical prescription and visit information will be provided to the providers through the integration of secured electronic health record systems.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is warning against relying too heavily on clinical decision support (CDS) pop-up alerts when meeting meaningful use Stage 2 objectives.
The American Medical Association appreciates a proposed rule easing some requirements of the electronic health records meaningful use program, but the rule offers too little relief and comes too late.