Clinical event notification (CEN) services are "a logical next step" to unlocking the potential of health information exchanges to improve care coordination, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
After five years in the District of Columbia, Todd Park--who initially served as the first chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services before being named U.S. CTO by President Obama in 2012--is heading to the other side of the country.
The official compliance date for ICD-10 is a little more than a year away and as healthcare organizations work toward implementation they have many concerns--especially the toll it will take on costs and productivity.
Health information exchanges are like Facebook for doctors, according to a Brookings article: They want to be where their friends are.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an Application Programming Interface to make data on medical device adverse events more accessible to the public.
Healthcare needs leaders in the network neutrality debate who can bridge the needs of clinical practice and technology to ensure the Internet continues to serve the public good, according to a blog post at Health Affairs.
About a third of data won't be published when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, first launches to the public.
Healthcare organizations must improve their information governance (IG) practices, which are an "undeniable imperative," according to an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white paper.
The Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and dispute financial interaction information received from healthcare manufacturers and Group Purchasing Organizations, according to an announcement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In response to lawmakers' call for comments on healthcare data transparency, three industry organizations sent letters asking that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services release more data--and in a more useable form.