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  1. Personal Connected Health Alliance Urges Support For The Collection And Use Of Digital Technology For Patient Care As Part Of Medicare's MACRA Rule

    In a letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) expressed disappointment with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). 

  2. HIMSS CEO To Retire At End Of 2017; Search Underway

    H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, president and chief executive officer of HIMSS, has announced his intention to retire as of the end of 2017. Lieber, 63, assumed this role in April 2000 and has led HIMSS through a period of significant change in healthcare and information technology.

  3. AMGA Offers Improvements To MACRA Final Rule

    AMGA recently offered recommendations to improve the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing in 2017 as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

  4. New York City’s Population Health Surveillance System Revealed As Model For Others

    New research published recently in AcademyHealth’s eGEMs journal reveals a new model for monitoring the health of communities that is more efficient than traditional methods while still providing reliable information about a population’s health.

  5. Surescripts Patient Survey Reveals Increasing Demand For A More Connected Healthcare Consumer Experience

    Health data-sharing technology exists today, yet patients are increasingly frustrated with their healthcare experience, according to a recent survey by Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network.

  6. Resilient, An IBM Company Helps Organizations Respond To And Manage Ransomware

    Resilient, an IBM Company today released the industry’s first Dynamic Playbook for ransomware, aimed at helping organizations globally respond effectively to this growing type of cyberattack.

  7. New North Carolina Telemedicine Program Aims To Solve The State’s Vast Mental Healthcare Shortage

    As of 2015, out of North Carolina’s 100 counties, 42 had a shortage of psychiatrists, including 27 which had no psychiatrists at all. Since then, the demand for behavioral health services has only continued to increase – as have the rates for mental illness, suicide, police shootings and wait times in emergency rooms across the state. A local family-owned medical practice is working to solve what has now become a behavioral health crisis for North Carolina.

  8. HHS Showcases Industry Progress In Bringing Interoperable Medication Lists To Consumers

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently, in partnership with leaders in the private sector, as well as patient and consumer advocates, coordinated a live demonstration of consumer-friendly applications (apps) that import data from some of the largest health information technology (IT) vendors in the country to allow individuals to access a consolidated list of their medications from a variety of sources in one place.

  9. 21st Century Cures Act Should Spur Interoperability

    The 21st Century Cures Act will help pave the way to greater interoperability and improve electronic health information exchange. The law reflects the growing need to develop a standards-based information exchange infrastructure. CHIME has been at the forefront of advocating for greater attention to standards development and for improving interoperability.

  10. FY2015 RAC Report To Congress: Recoveries Decline Due To Program Pause

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the Medicare fee-for-service Recovery Audit Program’s annual report to Congress for the fiscal year 2015.