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Q&A: Mostashari Reflects as He Prepares to Exit ONC

Scott Mace

In the second part of a two-part interview, departing National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, discusses EHRs and quality measures, Regional Extension Centers, and VDT requirements. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How CMS Makes Quality Data Public While Still Keeping It Secret

The federal government seems to want to keep safety data on eight hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) secret at the same time that it boasts how transparent it's being. >>>

Insurers Enter HIXs Despite Gaping Uncertainty

Most health insurers say they will take part in health insurance exchanges despite concerns about how the programs will function, technical barriers, and the health status of participants. Meanwhile, a federal study finds that premiums will cost less than originally expected and selection will be broad. >>>

How One Health System Slashed OT Costs

Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year. >>>

Community Hospitals Become Default Advisors on HIX

Hospital associations and the feds are encouraging community and rural health providers to step up for health insurance exchanges. But for many, it's just one more mandate. >>>

US Health Coverage Rebounds—For Now

After two decades of mostly declines, the percentage of Americans with health insurance inched up between 2011 and 2012, according to a new study. But with the advent of health insurance exchanges, the future level of insured people is impossible to know. >>>

Insurers Market Exchanges for Young Invincibles

With HIX set to debut in less than a week, some insurers are marketing the benefits of enrollment to younger, healthier people. One PA insurer is using social media and a roving truck to pitch its "Live Fearless" campaign. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: Healthcare apps could be doctor's best friend

InformationWeek, October 1, 2013

White House shows off website to buy health insurance under Obamacare

The Washington Post, October 1, 2013

Do patients even want digital health records?

Government Health IT, October 1, 2013

Insurance exchanges will open to scrutiny, curiosity, confusion

NPR, September 30, 2013

Glitches hold up elements of healthcare sign up process

The Washington Post, September 27, 2013

State insurance exchanges: Hospital IT's next challenge

InformationWeek, September 27, 2013

Opinion: IT is one of Obamacare's weakest links

Bloomberg, September 26, 2013

Online resource available for cancer patients choosing new health insurance

The Plain Dealer, September 26, 2013

Patient portals bloom under Meaningful Use

InformationWeek, September 26, 2013

How mobile tech can transform healthcare

Fortune, September 26, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Predictive Analytics—Reducing Readmissions and Hospitalizations

Date: October 28, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Clinical decision support experts from Penn Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reveal how they powered predictive analytics to reduce readmissions, improve care, and reduce financial risk. Register Today >>>


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From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

Providers must team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

 

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Restructuring Reimbursements



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