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The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a coalition of nearly 3000 healthcare stakeholders investing in the development and deployment of accountable care best more »

Update: The Senate has declined to conduct a vote on the SGR fix until after it returns from its recess in mid-April.  CMS has announced more »

In order for a primary care provider to attain recognition as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), it has to undergo a number of significant changes more »

Commercial health plans are at the forefront of industry-wide efforts to improve care coordination and embrace value-based payment, writes Karen Ignagni, MBA, President and Chief more »

Whatever its shortfalls, there is no denying that the EHR Incentive Programs have created an enormous market for healthcare information technology that would likely be lacking more »

Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health system, has received $468,000 in grant money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund the development of a more »

In an annual battle that has flared up every spring since 1997, Congress is once again considering the repeal and replacement of the Medicare sustainable more »

A mere 15 percent of hospitals are using advanced predictive analytics to stay one step ahead of preventable hospital readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions, and patient downturns, more »

The late Friday release of the Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule left many healthcare stakeholders sacrificing their weekend to pouring over hundreds of pages more »

CMS released its long-awaited proposal for the Stage 3 meaningful use criteria Friday evening, and it appears that federal regulators have taken to heart many more »

CMS has long faced criticism that its quality program reporting structures are cumbersome and difficult to understand, but the agency is currently taking steps to more »

Patients believe strongly in the idea of free, facile health information exchange that allows providers to access critical patient data wherever the patient goes, according more »

There are few things that healthcare regulators like more than a good acronym. With alphabet soup like PCMH, ACO, MSSP, VBR, and FFS, it can more »

Developing a workable healthcare analytics infrastructure is a critical part of achieving financial benefits when embracing accountable care, says a report by the RAND Corporation more »

EHNAC has released its initial practice management accreditation criteria for vendors interested in certifying that their products meet minimum privacy, security, and functionality standards.  The more »

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is putting $1 million up for grabs in search of an interoperable and scalable patient matching solution.  more »

Despite the toll that meaningful use has taken on the provider community, no one can dispute that the EHR Incentive Programs have been successful in more »

When it comes to big data, it’s tempting to think that all the answers to healthcare’s most expensive and significant problems, like reducing preventable hospital more »

Even though patient monitoring devices are among the most basic, essential, and frequently used tools in healthcare, medical device integration is a subject that has more »

Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data more »

The adoption of big data analytics technologies is a top priority for the majority of hospitals currently entrenched in healthcare’s greatest challenges: the shift to more »

The Blue Button project continues to make strides towards increasing patient engagement and expanding access to personal health records (PHRs), according to survey results from more »

The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control have announced the launch of a new Type 2 diabetes prevention effort targeted at the more »

Nearly three quarters of hospitals that have attested to Stage 2 meaningful use reported on all applicable public health measures in 2014, including sending data more »

Achieving patient-centered medical home recognition takes time, resources, guidance, and a dedication to holistic practice transformation, but the process doesn’t necessarily have to be a more »

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