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October 28, 2015  4:00 PM

‘Personal health IT’ devices among top IoT uses

Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
health IT innovation, wellness

When the Harvard Business Review (HBR) checks in on a business or social phenomenon, it’s usually instructive to take notice. In this instance, the...

October 20, 2015  1:21 PM

Group’s letter challenges ONC’s timeline for nationwide interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AAFP, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, Meaningful use, ONC

Healthcare professionals and groups noticed the signs that the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is shifting its focus from the meaningful use program to health data interoperability. Now, many of those groups are questioning why ONC designated 2024 as the year by which...

April 13, 2015  10:39 PM

HIMSS 2015 attendees just want to find their way

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR, health IT innovation, HIMSS 2015, precision medicine

When I got into the taxi to catch my plane from Boston to the HIMSS 2015 conference, my cabbie didn't know how to get to Logan Airport. He needed a GPS to guide him. Then, in Chicago, the...

March 11, 2015  4:15 PM

HHS unveils “Next Generation ACO Model”

Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACA, ACO, hhs

One of the more interesting but lesser known offspring of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the accountable care organization (ACO), appears to be holding strong as a model of how healthcare will be delivered in the future. ACOs have depended heavily, perhaps more than any other form of healthcare...

February 11, 2015  1:26 PM

Group representing ACOs asks for Shared Savings Program overhaul

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, AMA, Medicare Shared Savings Program

Changes proposed by CMS to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that could also alter the future of accountable care organizations (ACOs) aren't significant enough to satisfy a collection of healthcare provider groups. The opposing group comprises provider healthcare improvement alliance Premier,...

January 28, 2015  2:47 PM

HL7 International starts user group for payers

Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, HL7, payers

Unlike in European countries with single-payer or similar health insurance systems, the U.S. healthcare market is fragmented among a large number of individual private payer companies and groups. That setup brings technological problems when it comes to exchanging information between payers and...

January 6, 2015  2:15 PM

Six states profiled in State HIE Program study

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, HIE, state HIEs

Participants in the State HIE Program believe its existence has increased awareness of HIE and that the value of the program will grow as it solidifies ties with supporting programs, such as...

December 18, 2014  11:16 AM

CMS seeks comments on proposed rule for ACO program

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
ACO, CMS, Medicare Shared Savings Program

Accountable care organizations are on the verge of receiving a supportive push from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to aid them in their mission of improving the quality of

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July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AAFP, EHR, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to DirectTrust CEO and...

April 16, 2014  3:15 PM

Automated software not ready to reduce hospital readmissions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Affordable Care Act, hospital readmission

Automated systems that predict hospital readmissions are in the works – but are not yet ready for deployment, according to several recent studies. Some systems show promise, as the U.S. healthcare system refines progressively more precise metrics to predict what causes readmissions. Authors of a...

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