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EHNAC Releases 2019 Electronic Data Exchange Accreditation Criteria

October 2, 2018 - The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange data, has posted new versions of its accreditation criteria for public review. EHNAC offers a number of accreditation opportunities, including programs for accountable care organizations (ACOs), data registries, practice management systems,...

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Data Analytics Support $62M in Next Generation ACO Savings

by Jessica Kent

Data analytics and other health IT tools played an integral role in helping Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model generate net savings of approximately $62 million for the Medicare program, states a new report from...

CMS: Use Health IT, Medicaid Coverage Options to Combat Opioids

by Jessica Kent

CMS has released two documents describing how states can leverage Medicaid services and health IT tools to support beneficiaries battling opioid addiction. The organization released an Informational Bulletin to guide states on how to...

NIH Data Science Plan Aims to Boost Data Analytics, Access

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released the final draft of its Strategic Plan for Data Science, which seeks to enhance biomedical research by boosting healthcare data analytics capabilities, data access, and data sharing. In...

Over 80% of Nurses See Increased Role in Patient Management

by Jessica Kent

Eighty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) agreed that non-physician healthcare professionals, including RNs and nurse practitioners, are playing an increasingly important role in patient management and care coordination, according to...

Few Healthcare Business Intelligence Users Join an ACO, HIE

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers who want to wade into the value-based care ecosystem are well aware that they must overcome a number of technical and organizational hurdles before they can reap the rewards of joining an accountable care organization...

Donald Rucker Named New National Coordinator for Health IT

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has a new leader in Donald Rucker, MD, a Harvard College, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford graduate who will leave behind a role as Adjunct Professor in The Ohio State University Medical...


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