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Interoperability Plan Underwhelms, Mostashari Resigns: Now What?

Scott Mace

In seven weeks, providers are supposed to be implementing stage 2 of Meaningful Use. The government's interoperability plans are lacking. And a key Washington player says he's leaving the scene. It's starting to look like a calamity. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medical Monitoring Goes Mobile

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. >>>

How IPPS Final Rule Affects Medical Coding

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. >>>

Physicians' Medicare Pay Data May be Next to be Made Public

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. >>>

4 Social Media Policy Fundamentals

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. >>>

ONC's Mostashari Announces Departure

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. >>>

Health Plans Share Their Roadmaps to HIX

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 >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

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. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Telemedicine helps doctors beam into rural hospitals, treat newborns

The Denver Post, August 13, 2013

The healthcare battle over navigators

Philly.com / The Center for Public Integrity, August 12, 2013

Health insurance ratings to be dropped from CA website

Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2013

New voluntary recall from compounding pharmacy

USA Today, August 12, 2013

Cogent Healthcare supplier has security lapse

The Tennessean, August 9, 2013

Will health information exchange become Medicare payment criterion?

InformationWeek, August 9, 2013

Simple solutions can help fill gaps in healthcare

Minnesota Public Radio, August 9, 2013

Twitter is out to destroy Obamacare

Bloomberg Businessweek, August 9, 2013

Health insurers tune in to Twitter for customer service

Kaiser Health News, August 8, 2013

Obamacare months behind in testing IT data security

Reuters, August 7, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Voice

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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