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 William Hersh MD – The National Institutes of Health, the premiere biomedical research organization in the US (and the world), has issued a Request for Information that solicits input for their draft Strategic Plan for Data Science.
By William Hyman – CDS software is a subject of ongoing interest. Such systems have the theoretical potential to improve patient care by advising treaters on a variety of issues from the relatively mundane (flu shots) to big data based diagnostic prowess.
By William Hersh – Under the leadership of its new Director, Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is undertaking a strategic planning process to develop goals and priorities for the NLM going forward.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), published the Request for Information: Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures under CMS Programs.
By Kate Goodrich MD, MHS – At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are working to build a health care delivery system that is better, smarter and healthier – a system that delivers improved care, spends health care dollars more wisely, and supports healthier communities. The use of health information technology (IT), such as electronic health records (EHR), and data are critical pieces in building this health care delivery system.