Policy & Regulation Archive
Premier Inc., a healthcare alliance of 3,000 hospitals and 110,000 other providers, this week sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee warning that the governments efforts to bring transparency to the healthcare market by releasing data needs context to have value for consumers.
Workplace training and education consultancy Prism International has launched the HealthCare Inclusion & Cultural Competencies Suite.
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Partnership for Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have launched a web-based tool that predicts the health and economic impact of evidence-based public health interventions and policies at the county level.
The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today officially kicked off the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge to recognize clinical approaches using health information technology that dramatically improve blood pressure control.
Under its openFDA project, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new application programming interface that returns data from its Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE), an FDA dataset that contains medical device adverse event reports.
Hospital chain Community Health Systems, which suffered a massive breach of protected health information, on August 20 will formally notify the HHS Office for Civil Rights and media outlets and begin the patient notification process, as well as post notices on its websites, a spokesperson tells Health Data Management.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Nutrition Services have launched the EBTShopper free mobile phone app for state residents enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program.
Community Health Systems, which owns, manages or leases 206 hospitals in 29 states, has been hacked with protected health information covering 4.5 million patients compromised.
Although the Open Payments system is once again available online for physicians to review financial payment information received from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers under the Sunshine Act, the American Medical Association is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide doctors with more time to challenge records in the database that they deem inaccurate.
Health centers are using EHRs to capture and use patient work information, an important determinant of health that enables clinical decision support functions to assist providers.
The California Department of Public Health has launched its Open Data Portal, enabling researchers, clinicians, software developers and the general public to access and manipulate publicly available de-identified data.
The Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization has reported $22 million in savings in its first year, and member doctors received total returns of $11 millionsuccess that the ACO attributes to the fact that it is physician-owned and physician-run.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services does not have reliable data nor provides sufficient oversight to measure and prevent payment contractors--particularly Recovery Audit Contractors--from conducting certain duplicative post-payment claims reviews.
Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department appropriately like most patients, but they have generally more complex health needs and less access to primary care than their privately insured counterparts.
The Electronic Health Record Association has called for a nationwide patient data matching strategy to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient matching of patients with their healthcare data across different systems and settings of care.