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ONC Workgroup Working on Crafting Principals For Alligning CQM & CDS

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Health IT stakeholders are digging in for the task of aligning standards clinical quality measurement and clinical decision support, but they’re still laying the groundwork. Broadly, the ONC’s Health IT Standards Committee charged the Clinical Quality Workgroup with “commenting on … Continue reading

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Congressional Bill Would Provide Significant Boost To Telemedicine

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A bill introduced in Congress this week would enable healthcare providers to treat Medicare patients in other states via telemedicine without needing different licenses for each state. The “TELEmedicine for MEDicare Act”, or HR 3077, was introduced Sept. 10 in … Continue reading

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Five Best Practices For Healthcare To Enhance Privacy And Data Security

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Healthcare institutions should emulate best-of-breed privacy polices developed by financial services firms rather than other hospitals, recommends William Tanenbaum, partner at New York-based technology law firm Kaye Scholer LLP. When it comes to privacy and data security, healthcare institutions face tremendous … Continue reading

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Organizations Develop Health IT Privacy Framework

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A consortium of privacy supporting organizations and individuals, the Texas-based Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, Microsoft Corp. and consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers have developed what they’re calling a “trust framework” for health information technology systems.The 13-page framework consists of about 75 criteria based … Continue reading

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Senators Reintroduce Telemedicine Bill

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Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) have re-introduced the Fostering Independence Through Technology Act—legislation designed to help lower the hospital readmissions rate in rural and underserved communities.Under the proposed bill, the HHS secretary would create pilot projects to … Continue reading

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BPC Report Finds Adoption Of Smartphone Healthcare Apps Is Still Lagging

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Electronic tools, including smartphones, can help patients, but the adoption of apps for healthcare is still lagging, according to a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. At a Dec. 10 report-release briefing, Janet Marchibroda, chair … Continue reading

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CMS Announces To States – Partial Medicaid Expansion Won’t Qualify For Full Funding

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Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and other CMS officials announced on Monday that states which embark on a partial expansion of their Medicaid systems would not qualify for the full 100 percent funding under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion … Continue reading

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New GAO Study Finds Opportunities To Improve CMS Use Of Medicare Pre-Pay Edits

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Use of prepayment edits saved Medicare at least $1.76 billion in fiscal year 2010, but a new study by the Government Accountability Office found that savings could have been greater had the edits been more widely used. According to GAO, … Continue reading

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Industry Report Finds ACO’s Deliver Care To 31 Million Americans

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As many as 31 million Americans now receive healthcare through an accountable care organization (ACO), according to a recent report from industry consulting firm Oliver Wyman. The report, “The ACO Surprise,” contends that while many believe that ACOs have had … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases November 2012 Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its November 2012 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to [email protected]. Click Here to view: November 2012 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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