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Jan 29, 2015 CMS Announces Consideration of EHR Incentive Program Changes for 2015, Including Reducing the Full-Year Reporting Period

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it intends to engage in rulemaking this spring to address issues related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

Jan 30, 2015 Becomes 28th State to Expand Medicaid

On Tuesday, January 27, Indiana became the 28th State – along with the District of Columbia – to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Jan 30, 2015 CMS Announces Consideration of EHR Incentive Program Changes for 2015, Including Reducing the Full-Year Reporting Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it intends to engage in rulemaking this spring to address issues related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

01/13/2015 Healthcare Leaders Praise Legislators for Reintroducing Flex-IT Act

Strong, Bipartisan Support for Increasing Meaningful Use Flexibility

01/08/2015 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award Winner Announced

Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.

01/08/2015 Clinical Engineering and IT Excellence Recognized

2014 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award Winner Announced.

Jan 2, 2015 I.T. Brought Challenges and Benefits to Healthcare in 2014

Healthcare organizations focused on ICD-10, new industry guidelines, mental health data integration, consumer-driven technology demands and big data management in 2014.

Jan 2, 2015 Privacy & Security Forum: Final Call for presentations

The deadline to submit a speaking proposal for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum is Friday, Jan. 9.

Dec 19, 2014 HHS Gives $36.3 Million in Quality Improvement Rewards

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $36.3 million of Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers for various quality improvements.



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Innovation that Sticks Episode 32 Now Available We sit down with Loraine Chapman, Director of Healthcare User Experience at Macadamian, to explore the future of user experience and why organizations should be focusing on user experience at all levels.
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What is the role of biosensors in next generation health care? This executive brief covers how biosensors need to integrate into healthcare IT systems such as electronic health records. In doing so we expect to see improvements in the real-time continuity of care, particularly around patient compliance and engagement.
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