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  • Evidence Supports Push for Social Determinants in EHR Data

    August 21, 2017 - Healthcare organizations today are expanding their ideas of what influences a patient’s health beyond orange pill bottles and family history. Increasingly, physicians are adamant about underlying influence of social determinants of health. Defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age,” social determinants...

  • Stakeholders Seek Common Changes to Quality Payment Program

    August 18, 2017 - CMS is currently gearing up to finalize the Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule for 2018. Released in June, the proposed rule seeks to simplify the second year of the program comprising the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) after scores of healthcare organizations had deemed the program overly-complex and burdensome for providers....

  • Top 5 Challenges to Achieving Healthcare Interoperability

    August 14, 2017 - Improved healthcare interoperability is a top priority for providers, policymakers, and patients in 2017. The public and private sectors are working across the industry to facilitate seamless health data exchange between a multitude of health IT systems to coordinate care across various health settings nationwide. Years of healthcare interoperability initiatives, health data exchange...

  • Allscripts Acquisition Signals Inpatient Health IT Challenges

    August 8, 2017 - The sale of McKesson’s hospital and health system health IT business to Allscripts confirms that the inpatient health IT market offers few opportunities for technology developers to make headway. In a deal valued at $185 million, Allscripts a week ago agreed to acquire McKesson Corporation’s Enterprise Information Solutions, the latter’s inpatient health IT division comprising,...


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MeHI $193K Awards to CEHRT Vendors Target Behavioral Health

Four certified EHR technology (CEHRT) vendors are the recipients of a combined $193,000 from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech to support behavioral health data reporting across the state. The four CEHRT vendors — eHana,...

AMA Calls for Stability, Simplicity in Future MIPS Scoring

Atop its voluminous list of recommendations for the Quality Payment Program, the American Medical Association (AMA) has advised CMS to simplify the scoring of physician performance in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In a letter to...

Clinical Decision Support Central to Advancing Cancer Care

Innovations in cancer research and treatment guidelines make clinical decision support (CDS) tools a critical resource for providers. Writing in Oncology Times, Lalan Wilfong, MD, of Texas Oncology identified CDS tools as one of five health IT...

Evidence Supports Push for Social Determinants in EHR Data

Healthcare organizations today are expanding their ideas of what influences a patient’s health beyond orange pill bottles and family history. Increasingly, physicians are adamant about underlying influence of social determinants of health....

Stakeholders Seek Common Changes to Quality Payment Program

CMS is currently gearing up to finalize the Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule for 2018. Released in June, the proposed rule seeks to simplify the second year of the program comprising the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)...

MIT Implements Cerner EHR, Population Health Management

MIT Medical is set to implement Cerner Millennium EHR as well as the health IT company’s population health management platform in an effort to streamline clinical, financial, and population health management at the Massachusetts-based technology...

NCQA Recommends 11 Changes to Quality Payment Program Rule

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently made nearly a dozen recommendations to CMS on the next iteration of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The recommendations came in response to a request for comment regarding the QPP...

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