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National Physician Associations Share Meaningful Use Concerns

The American College of Radiology (ACR) government relations staff participated in an American Medical Association (AMA)-hosted meeting of the national specialty societies regarding the future of the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program on June 24, 2015. 223 more words


Interoperability dominates as major theme of LTC tech conference

From McKnight’s Long Term Care News, 6/22/15:

Bundled payments, data assessment and standardization and changing payment models dominated the first full day of the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit in Baltimore. 106 more words

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ACR Submits Comments on "Meaningful Use Reform" Proposed Rule

The American College of Radiology (ACR) formally submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 15 addressing the agency’s proposed rule… 31 more words


Usability of Certified EHR Technology Lacking Among Vendors

From EHRintelligence.com, 6/11/15:

When the HITECH Act was passed and meaningful use regulations were established under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, the steep rise of EHR adoption and implementation brought hope for patient care advocates. 110 more words


Health IT privacy workgroup discusses big data challenges

From FierceHealthIT, 6/10/15:

The Privacy and Security Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee is working on recommendations for dealing with big data, according to an… 44 more words

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Population Health: The Path Forward

From Healthcare Informatics, 6/10/15:

What does the future hold for the population health management concept? The present moment in U.S. healthcare is filled with both challenge and opportunity in this absolutely critical area of endeavor. 170 more words