Healthcare providers are seeing great potential in portable and miniature devices that enable the measurement of vital health data in acute and non-acute environments. >>>
The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule specifies how hospitals are to be paid for Medicare beneficiaries' inpatient care starting Oct. 1 and clarifies penalties to hospitals. >>>
CMS is asking for public input on whether or not physicians have a privacy interest with their Medicare payments. If they do, CMS says it wants to create a review system that balances a physician's privacy with the public interest. >>>
We've all read the stories of hospital workers being fired because of releasing patient information on Facebook or Twitter. Those rogue employees might not have acted alone—they might have been enabled by their employers' weak social media policies. >>>
No clear reason or firm date was given for Farzad Mostashari's plan to exit the Office of the National Coordinator. His unexpected move comes at a critical time as HHS grapples with complex issues over the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2. >>>
While health insurers intend to participate in public health insurance exchanges, the general strategy is to wait and see. Payers are looking to private exchanges and even proprietary exchanges to enable them to more efficiently serve their customers >>>
If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them.
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Philly.com / The Center for Public Integrity, August 12, 2013
Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2013
USA Today, August 12, 2013
The Tennessean, August 9, 2013
InformationWeek, August 9, 2013
Minnesota Public Radio, August 9, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 9, 2013
Kaiser Health News, August 8, 2013
Reuters, August 7, 2013
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