Stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry shared mixed feelings on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services attempt to overhaul the Meaningful Use program for doctors via proposed rules implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 unveiled Wednesday.
Health technology and information pulled from individuals involved in the Million Veterans Program will help to propel both President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative and Vice President Joe Biden's National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, according to David Shulkin, of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on a webinar Thursday, laid out IT requirements for practices and vendors looking to participate in the agency's Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, announced earlier this month.
For Christiana Care CHIO Terri Steinberg, the key to successful population health management is balance in three areas: people to run the program, analytics to offer real-time updates and a robust electronic health record system. Without one area stabilized, the others are likely to falter.
To improve patient identification matching and lessen the chance of errors, more sophisticated technology will be necessary, according to healthcare experts, but human error will never be fully eliminated.
Providers with robust electronic health records who participated in an accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes were the most likely to routinely perform certain care processes, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a bill that allocates funding for health technology endeavors of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including the modernization of the agency's electronic health record system, digital scanning of health records and telemedicine use.
Technology will play a big role in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' massive multi-payer initiative to boost primary care quality, which was announced Monday.
Patients would benefit from a health regulatory framework that is less rigid and more "trusting of IT," according to a new white paper published this week by Health IT Now, in conjunction with health analytics firm Apervita.
Participation in Carequality illustrates the American Medical Association's increasing role in health IT, AMA Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Hodgkins, M.D., tells Health Data Management.