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Jan 16, 2015 CMS and ONC Provide MU Data Update to Health IT Policy Committee

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, representatives of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT presented the latest registration and attestation numbers for the meaningful use program to the Health IT Policy Committee.

Jan 23, 2015 FDA Issues Two New Guidance Documents

On Tuesday, January 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance documents on general wellness products and medical device accessories. FDA guidance documents only convey the agency’s current thinking on a particular topic and should really only be viewed as recommendations.

Jan 23, 2015 Health Subcommittee Holds Two Day Hearing on Permanent SGR Solution

On Wednesday, January 21st, The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health began two days of hearings seeking a permanent solution to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate meant to control for Medical physician inflation.

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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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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Innovation that Sticks Episode 30 Now Available We are joined by Dr. Eran Bellin, VP of Clinical IT Research and Development at Montefiore Information Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY. On Episode 30, Dr. Bellin talks about Clinical Looking Glass, a tool designed to support accountable care, quality improvement, research, and resident education. Dr. Bellin also explores how a tool like Clinical Looking Glass can reshape healthcare today and what he believes can be accomplished with more innovation in the future.
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