The correlation between accountable care models and healthcare information technology that connects and engages patients permeates conversations at The Center for Connected Health annual symposium in Boston. >>>
Federal health agencies have released their long-awaited set of final rules governing accountable care organizations. Major concessions to the original plan include a reduction in quality measures, and a significant change to meaningful use requirements for electronic health record use. >>>
While the final rules governing accountable care organizations released allow numerous concessions and dangle many carrots to woo providers, many healthcare leaders still have serious concerns.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is recruiting up to 200 innovation advisors skilled in healthcare economics and finance; population health, and systems analysis research, to help drive improvements to patient care and reduce healthcare costs. >>>
Anger over a coming rule that would limit brain scans in emergency department patients echoed through many sessions of the American College of Emergency Physicians scientific assembly in San Francisco this week. >>>
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