Stories here include reports from the emerging exchanges across the country that are enabling data sharing among hospitals, group practices, labs, imaging facilities, pharmacies and payers. Topics include HIE governance and related standards, such as HL7.
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Despite growing concerns about privacy and security, less than 1 in 10 patients withhold information from their providers. That is the finding of a recent national survey conducted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will make its data available to the private sector for the first time, the agencys acting administrator announced Tuesday in Washington.
Doug Fridsma, M.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, has seen the future of health ITa future in which data, not documents, are at the core of the exchange of health information.
Many wonder whether they can absorb the growth in MU demands and the pace of change.
Robust information technologies and changes in revenue cycle procedures can set providers up to succeed.
Susannah Fox is the new chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, succeeding Bryan Sivak, who left at the end of April after serving for nearly three years.
To address the challenges of electronic health records adoption, the American Medical Informatics Associations EHR-2020 Task Force has issued 10 recommendations for creating a person-centric, learning health system over the next five years.
The American Hospital Association has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services not to finalize the proposed Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use rule. Rather, the association hopes CMS will focus on Stage 2 MU and accelerate the availability of mature standards and the infrastructure needed for health information exchange.
A proposed rule to modernize Medicaid managed care regulationslast updated in 2003includes giving incentives for providers not covered under the electronic health records meaningful use program to adopt EHRs and health information exchange.
In scathing formal comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives called the proposed Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use rule from CMS unworkable and too ambitious.
Data blocking and decertification of electronic health records continue to be a hot topic of debate in federal policy circles. Some see decertification of EHR products that block data sharing as a lever for promoting interoperability of health information technology industry-wide. Others worry of unintended consequences.
The Health IT Standards Committee, a stakeholder advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, is changing how it makes recommendations to ONC.
By a vote of 51-0, the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday approved the 21st Century Cures Act bill, including health information technology provisions potentially impacting electronic health records interoperability, regulation of software as medical devices, and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine.
As the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to vote tomorrow on the 21st Century Cures Act, Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Penn.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) hope to address the legal challenges of electronically exchanging behavioral health data.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin its markup today of the 21st Century Cures Act, with opening statements by committee members late this afternoon and the proceedings continuing tomorrow morning. However, stakeholder opinions about the proposed legislation run the gamut from praise to outright condemnation regarding such hot-button technology issues as health information technology interoperability and telehealth.