The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health IT and enabling patients to electronically access their health information.
By William A. Hyman – The 700 plus page ONC Proposed Rule on “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program” was released on February 11, 2019.
By William A. Hyman – ONC has released another Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, this time entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. It comes in at 734 pages.
Fred Goldstein catches up with ONC’s Donald Rucker shortly after his keynote address at the HIMSS pre-conference NHIT Summit announcing the Notice of Proposed Rule Making.
Black Book Poll: The effective use of mobile technology in the regulated healthcare industry is improving patient safety and outcomes according to 94 percent of physicians and 90 percent of hospitals leaders surveyed.
CMS issued proposed updates to Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System, as well as a Request for Information to solicit feedback on ways to better achieve interoperability.
By Cara Sloman – While blockchain technology was initially developed to support the exchange of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, its decentralized, distributed ledger of digital events also offers many appealing possibilities to the healthcare industry.
By Mobile Health Matters – The healthcare IT industry enters 2018 with a lot of potential, along with the need to overcome structures that have historically stunted progress. What is on our health IT wish list?
By Angela Pierce – Over the past couple of years, there have been around 200 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the healthcare IT space, driven by high enterprise value and the sheer size of the industry. 49 deals came together in the first quarter of this year alone.
By Rebecca Freeman PhD – Usability of health IT systems means many things to many people. If we look at the industry-standard International Organization for Standardization definition, usability is…
By Jim Tate – You can tell a lot about a person by asking them what their favorite fairy tale was when they were a child. Was it The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, or maybe Sleeping Beauty? For me it was The Emperor’s New Clothes.
By Irv Lichtenwald – As 2017 begins, around 81 percent of Americans live in urban areas, up from 79 percent in 2000. At the same time, urban and suburban areas where vacant land exists (so, not you, San Francisco) have been expanding, redefining what used to be rural.
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