CMS eases telemedicine restrictions in new rural health strategy

CMS eases telemedicine restrictions in new rural health strategy

Originally reported in Modern Healthcare. On May 8, the CMS released a rural health strategy document that promises to reduce regulations to telehealth and improve relations to rural providers. Initial responses from rural groups are positive: The strategy’s...
ONC’s guide to understanding certified health IT

ONC’s guide to understanding certified health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology published this week a handy 69-page (!) infographic to help health IT professionals better understand the importance of using Meaningful Use-certified technology. The interactive PDF...
CIOs advise Trump to ditch Meaningful Use

CIOs advise Trump to ditch Meaningful Use

From Scott Mace at HealthLeaders Media: Scuttling meaningful use for hospitals, continuing with value-based payment efforts, and using the most advanced technology available are some of the nuggets of advice some healthcare CIOs have for President-Elect Donald Trump....
Boston Technology’s health tech trends to watch in 2017

Boston Technology’s health tech trends to watch in 2017

From Boston Technology: 2017 is almost upon us. And with it brings the predictions and expectations of the trends that may have significant impact on the industry in the next four quarters. And, healthcare in 2017 is no different.   There are many innovative and...
ONC tells Congress: Interoperability must be a priority

ONC tells Congress: Interoperability must be a priority

From Healthcare IT News: With nearly all of hospitals (96 percent) and 78 percent of physician offices now using certified electronic health record technology, it’s no longer enough to merely adopt these tools, according to ONC. The healthcare industry needs to...
New ONC leader singles out data interoperability as top priority

New ONC leader singles out data interoperability as top priority

Healthcare Informatics reported Sept. 19 on the first press conference held by Vindell Washington, the new National Coordinator for Health IT. The articles states: Washington noted that ONC primarily focuses on three major areas regarding interoperability: using...
Data-driven, value-based connected healthcare should include pharma

Data-driven, value-based connected healthcare should include pharma

Original article in Techonomy on a conference panel discussion at Techonomy NYC.  Excerpt: “The panel touched upon one of the most profound changes happening in healthcare—the shift towards outcomes-based pricing. As healthcare systems everywhere face escalating...
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