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Political Heat Scorches Meaningful Use Timetable

Scott Mace

Until recently, MU has had a bipartisan aura about it. But now the desire for a delayed deadline for Stage 2 is growing among healthcare providers and technology vendors. Could this be the moment that MU becomes another partisan issue in Washington? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Citing 'System Failure,' AHA Urges Delay of MU Stage 2

The processing of federally mandated quality measures by electronic health records systems "raises costs and effort for providers without leading to accurate data and is not sustainable," the American Hospital Association asserts. >>>

MU Stage 2 Requirements 'Overly Burdensome,' Say AHA, AMA

The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association say they support widespread adoption of electronic health records, but are asking for flexibility to meet the program's requirements. >>>

Berwick Names 11 Monsters Facing Hospital Industry

Former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Don Berwick, MD, acknowledges healthcare providers have come a long way in the last few decades, but it's "by no means enough." >>>

4 Strategies for Securing HIT Leadership Talent

Competition among healthcare recruiters to place well-qualified and experienced health information technology executives is fierce. These strategic tips can help. >>>

Medical Error Cost Calculator Riles AHA

An online tool from the Leapfrog Group, which determines the "hidden surcharge" or costs of a hospital's medical errors, employs a methodology that is "seriously flawed," says the American Hospital Association. >>>

Physicians on Treadmills Diagnose with Accuracy, Says Mayo Doc

"All businesses with sedentary workers should allow employees to use" treadmill desks, says a former Mayo Clinic CEO and enthusiastic advocate for walking while working. Healthcare providers are no exception. >>>

Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs

Almost half of the doctors surveyed by Mayo Clinic researchers acknowledge that they "try not to think about the cost to the healthcare system when making treatment decisions." More than half blame attorneys, health plans, and hospitals for growing costs. >>>



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News Headlines

Medical procedures may be useless or worse

The New York Times, July 29, 2013

Verdict: Walgreens must pay woman $1.44M over HIPAA violation

IndyStar.com, July 29, 2013

Sebelius recruits women to blog about health law

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 26, 2013

Telemedicine may help cure KY's overburdened healthcare system

The Courier Journal, July 26, 2013

Ad blitz for Obama's health care law will cost at least $684 million

TribLive.com / Associated Press, July 26, 2013

Healthcare reform spurs health IT mergers

InformationWeek, July 25, 2013

WI bills would mandate heart disease screening on newborns

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 25, 2013

Media blitz coming for online health exchange

SFGate.com / Associated Press, July 24, 2013

Unstable EHR market getting agitated

Government Health IT, July 24, 2013

As clock ticks, fierce turnout effort for health law

The New York Times, July 24, 2013



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