October 16, 2018 - Under pressure to stall the rising death toll associated with the opioid epidemic, CMS and state regulators have pushed the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as a way to ensure healthcare providers understand a patient’s full medication history when writing prescriptions. A CMS opioid roadmap released earlier this year lists PDMP use as a key component of its...
October 15, 2018 - Five interested buyers will potentially participate in a final bid for an athenahealth acquisition by the end of October, according to the Boston Globe. The auction for the Massachussetts-based health IT company is nearing an end, sources familiar with the matter told the Globe. Private equity firms including Bain Capital, Hellman & Friedman, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, and TPG...
October 9, 2018 - Stakeholders in the public and private sector have their sights set on delivering high-quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs through the establishment of a value-based care system. The industry has made some progress in abandoning the fee-for-service model in favor of value-based care. With providers soon heading into Year 3 of the Quality...
October 1, 2018 - Customizing or specializing EHR systems to meet the unique needs of providers in different specialties, care settings, and hospitals can prevent clinicians from spending a significant portion of their workday sifting through large amounts of clinical data for the specific data elements they need. Health IT developers, researchers, and providers have suggested specializing EHR systems...
Achieving true healthcare interoperability across the care continuum is a top priority for providers, payers, and other key industry stakeholders. Seamless, comprehensive data sharing is particularly important for healthcare organizations looking to earn incentive payments through the CMS...
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