News & Updates

GaHIN Connects to National eHealth Exchange

July 31, 2014 | By More
GaHIN Connects to National eHealth Exchange

Connection Paves the Way for State-to-State Exchange of Health Information National connectivity enables seamless and secure Interstate record-sharing Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information, announced its “go live” status with the eHealth Exchange (formerly […]

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Aligning for Better Patient Care

July 31, 2014 | By More
Aligning for Better Patient Care

Five Strategies for Success By Jeff Wood, Vice President, Product Management, Navicure Twitter:  @Navicure The healthcare industry is in the midst of a major transformation. Traditional fee-for-service models are giving way to value-based ones that aim to better link healthcare costs with healthcare quality. From patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) to accountable care organizations (ACOs), providers […]

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Recent Surveys and Reports Released

July 31, 2014 | By More
Recent Surveys and Reports Released

New Health IT Reports and Surveys Here are some recent reports and surveys that have been published focusing on health IT adoption. Accumulated data come from global and domestic data. What Public Health Might Look Like In 2030 Leading public health officials and organizations have joined with the Institute for Alternative Futures to look ahead […]

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The Fee for Service Apocalypse

July 30, 2014 | By More
The Fee for Service Apocalypse

The Death of Fee for Service and the Value in Value-Based Medicine By Denny Flint, Sr. Consultant and Director of Business Development for Assistive Coding, LLC Ok. I admit it. The title is a little shrill. But at the rate physician reimbursement based upon fees for services provided is disappearing in this country, I don’t […]

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Kansas Seeks to Become “Model for the Nation”

July 30, 2014 | By More
Kansas Seeks to Become “Model for the Nation”

With Healthcare Solution Aimed at Treating Whole Person Statewide coordinated care technology platform is first of its kind Imagine dealing with two illnesses simultaneously – one behavioral, the other physical. It’s a reality for many. Sixty eight percent of adults with mental health conditions also have medical conditions, according to the American Psychological Association, impacting […]

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Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

July 30, 2014 | By More
Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

From the ONC Buzz By Kathy Kenyon, JD/ Senior Policy Analyst , and Amy Helwig, MD, MS Everyone agrees that health IT safety is important. Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management is a research report that looks into the challenges faced by hospitals and ambulatory practices that implement health IT risk […]

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Clinical Decision Support Interventions

July 30, 2014 | By More
Clinical Decision Support Interventions

Learn More about CDS Interventions The following is email communication from CMS. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is a key functionality of health IT that contributes to improved quality of care and enhanced outcomes by avoiding errors and adverse events, improving efficiencies, reducing costs, and enhancing provider and patient satisfaction. In Stage 1 of meaningful use, […]

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CCSi Awarded VA Contract

July 29, 2014 | By More
CCSi Awarded VA Contract

CCSi Awarded VA Contract to Enable Rural-Area Veterans Access to Benefit Systems Company awarded another task order under VA T4 contract vehicle Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of health services, program management, cybersecurity and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government,  announced it has received a prime contract to support the Department […]

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July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

July 29, 2014 | By More
July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

Discussions on Certification for Post Acute Care and Behavioral Health By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data segmentation for privacy, analysis of provider directory standards, an update on the standards/interoperability framework projects, and a […]

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HIE Rundown – 7/29/14

July 29, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 7/29/14

Health Information Exchange News & Announcements Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to […]

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