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Secretary Sebelius Leaving HHS After Setting Path for Healthcare Transformation
Apr 11, 2014 - Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is leaving the Department after five years that exemplify the challenges and possibility of healthcare transformation. President Obama has nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell to succeed Sebelius; Burwell is currently Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
CMS Touts Strong Start in the First 90 Days of EFT Program
Apr 18, 2014 - This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the results of the first three months for newly adopted standards and operating rules for healthcare electronic funds transfers (EFT) standard transactions that health plans are required to compliant with starting this past January 1st.
National Healthcare Innovation Summit Focuses on Triple Aim and Transformative Solutions
04/09/2014 - Innovation in healthcare looks to quality patient care with new solutions to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Now, applied innovations to advance a transformed health system come to the forefront during the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, organized by HIMSS, hosted by AVIA, and in alliance with NEHI, on May 13-15 in Boston, Mass.
Press Release: HIMSS Assesses New FDASIA Report Supporting a More Balanced Health IT Framework
04/04/2014 - Responding to the FDASIA Health IT Report – Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework released this week by the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HIMSS recognized the agencies’ efforts in recommending a new health IT framework to ensure patient safety while encouraging innovation and technology improvements.
Some providers more 'mature' than others
Apr 18, 2014Effective use of analytics is "not something you can buy from a vendor; it's an organizational and cultural value that has to grow and mature."So said James E. Gaston, speaking Thursday at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum in Washington.
Tablet rollout puts money in the bank
Apr 18, 2014
A California-based home care and hospice group has undergone a digital overhaul after providing tablet computers for its some 1,300 care providers. And, although far from an inexpensive rollout, the digitization has saved the group big bucks.
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Hospitals get into doc rating business
Apr 18, 2014
After some doctors at University of Utah Health Care noticed scathing online reviews about themselves in 2012, the hospital system decided the best way to respond was by posting its patients' ratings of physicians on the hospital's own website.
The hospital was already randomly surveying patients about their experiences with physicians.
Innovative Advocacy Events in Ohio and TexasApr 17, 2014
The trend to use innovative technology and approaches for advocacy events is a priority for HIMSS Chapters and has already taken many forms. On April 3, the Central and Southern Ohio HIMSS chapter and the Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter partnered with … Continue reading
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