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CMS Offers Coding “Cheat Sheets” for ICD-10 Implementation


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing everything it can to inspire confidence in providers during the final few weeks before ICD-10 implementation.  As part of the Road to Ten preparation resource package, CMS has...

29 Kaiser Permanente Clinics Receive Level 3 PCMH Recognition


All twenty-nine members of the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group have received the highest level of NCQA patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, the health system announced this week, adding to its large collection of accolades...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market to Rise to $18.7B


The global healthcare IT analytics market is expected to grow to $18.7 billion by 2020, according to a new report by The market should grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5 percent within that time period. The report...

NIH Awarded HIMSS Stage 7 for Clinical Data Sharing, EHR Use


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center was recently recognized for its excellence in clinical data collection and EHR use. The clinic received a Stage 7 award on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM),...

EHR Big Data Analytics Uncovers New Aid for Hypertension


As big data has emerged out of the growth of electronic health records (EHRs), physicians and researchers have found that they can conduct studies with larger amounts of patients that they may never have been able to before. That’s what...

HP, Inovalon Bring Healthcare Big Data Analytics to Georgia


With a goal to innovate and provide cloud-based healthcare big data analytics to government medical care programs, Inovalon and HP have announced a partnership to work with the State of Georgia’s Department of Community Health (DCH) Medicaid...

AHIMA, IHE Publish Draft Information Governance, Big Data Paper


Helping healthcare organizations develop a cohesive, standardized approach to information governance in the big data era has been a major focus for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) over the past few years as providers...

Healthcare Industry is an Early Internet of Things Adopter


A cross-industry survey conducted by Strategy Analytics finds that healthcare providers are among the earliest adopters of Internet of Things infrastructure and applications.  Thirty percent of businesses across 45 market verticals are currently...

Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation


Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill”...

DCCA Wins $24M Meaningful Use Big Data Repository Contract


Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) will support the underlying big data infrastructure for the EHR Incentive Programs after being awarded a contract worth up to $24 million, the company reports.  The National Level Repository (NLR)...

WEDI Seeks ICD-10 Preparedness Survey Responses by July 10


The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking healthcare providers in the middle of the ICD-10 preparedness plans to devote a few moments to its latest periodic ICD-10 readiness survey.  The survey, one of the primary benchmarks...

MA Grants Fund Health Information Exchange, Care Coordination


Healthcare organizations in Massachusetts looking to improve their care coordination capabilities through the development of improved health information exchange infrastructure will have an opportunity to receive up to half a million dollars...

CMS Big Data Chief Receives Information Transparency Award


Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been chosen as the recipient of 2015’s Health Data Liberators Award, presented by...

$112M Grant from HHS, AHRQ to Help Hypertension, Stroke Care


The Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have announced $112 million in grant funding to support population health management programs related to the reduction of hypertension, heart attacks,...

ONC Restructures Health IT Standards Committee into Task Forces


The Office of the National Coordinator is gearing up for change as the six-year-old Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) moves into a cycle of membership renewal and restructuring, write Jon White, MD, Acting Deputy National Coordinator and...

CMS Issues Last Call for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Volunteers


CMS has extended the deadline for healthcare providers who wish to volunteer for this summer’s final ICD-10 end-to-end testing week.  In an email to prospective volunteers, CMS urges healthcare organizations to put in their bids to...

PCMH Wins HIMSS Davies Award for Population Health Management


Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) Grove Medical Associates has been selected as the 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence. The prized award selects organizations that have best exemplified EHR-enabled improvements and achieved key...

$500K Grant to Support Healthcare Big Data Analytics Research


A cross-country healthcare big data analytics research program headed by Virginia Commonwealth University and funded by a $500,000 planning grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help to bolster population health management in the...

Physician Quality Reporting System Penalties Snag 470K EPs


Nearly half a million eligible professionals will be losing 1.5 percent of their Medicare reimbursements thanks to non-participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2013, CMS says.  Despite increasing participation...

NCQA Pilots Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Program


The National Council for Quality Assurance has enlisted three healthcare IT companies to test pilot its electronic clinical quality measures code validation program.  The pilot, called eMeasure, will test the ability of EHR software to access...


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