Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime for measuring EHR use. The CMS promises a more flexible approach that focuses on making relevant information accessible to clinicians and patients.
A suit in U.S. District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois names as defendants Sandlot Solutions and its own Santa Rosa Consulting. The suit alleges that Sandlot breached its agreement by shutting down a health information exchange that connects more than 30 hospitals in Illinois.
The number of acute care hospitals using “directed” health information exchange increased from just over 100 hospitals in 2011 to just under 1,000 in 2013. However, seven of the original 56 participants in the four-year program are “no longer operational,” the report said.
A controversial federal health program that helps insurers withstand the ebbs and flows of the new insurance exchanges will be put under the microscope this week with the hope of making it fairer in the long term.
Two of California's largest insurers are trying to build one of the country's most comprehensive health information exchanges, but they face reluctance from providers hesitant to share their data.
Two of California's largest insurers are trying to build one of the country's most comprehensive health information exchanges, but they're facing reluctance from providers who are hesitant to share their data.
North American healthcare organizations have become incredibly proficient at integrating their networks—within a state, region or country. But global integration has remained a pipe dream. Until now.
Ensuring providers accurately match electronic health records with the right patient has emerged as a hot-button issue for the health information technology industry as its provider customers come under increasing pressure to freely share records with other providers.
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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington University Hospital are being sued by patients who said they were charged thousands of dollars to obtain medical records. A lawsuit claims the hospitals violated District of Columbia consumer protection laws.
The first update in more than a decade to Medicaid managed-care rules seeks to fill a funding gap left by Congress in promoting the use of electronic health-record systems by long-term care, behavioral health and other providers.