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Nov 24, 2014 CMS Extends EHR Attestation Deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Hospitals to December 31, 2014

A press release from the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) states that the agency is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year ?from 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2014.?

Nov 21, 2014 CMS Creates New “Chief Data Officer” Position

With lawmakers adjourning Friday and the next week for the Thanksgiving holiday, that leaves few legislative days left before government funding runs out on December 11th.

Nov 21, 2014 Impact of Immigration Executive Order on Funding the Government

With lawmakers adjourning Friday and the next week for the Thanksgiving holiday, that leaves few legislative days left before government funding runs out on December 11th.

11/25/2014 University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, have been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

11/24/2014 Lakeland HealthCare Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Lakeland HealthCare of St. Joseph’s Mich. has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

11/19/2014 Innovation Matters at IHE North American Connectathon 2015

The IHE North American Connectathon 2015 will be held on Jan. 26-30, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center and HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nov 25, 2014 Savings in time and improved efficiency are the biggest gains

Ascom has recently launched Ascom Myco, a new solution for integrated workflow intelligence in healthcare. In this interview, Nick Guldemond, Associate Professor, University Medical Centre Utrecht, discusses the importance of intelligent and efficient workflow in the hospital setting and Roel Ottink, Director Product Management and Marketing, Ascom, explains how the Ascom Myco is designed to optimise workflow around nurses and patients.

Nov 21, 2014 Realizing the Promise of Digital Health Innovation: Connectivity is Key

It is an exciting time to be in the healthcare industry, especially considering the impact technological advancements in digital health have had on healthcare.

Nov 19, 2014 Virtual Care: A Real-World Strategic Asset

Consumers are embracing emerging virtual care models, which empower patients to take control of their health by having the majority of care taking place "virtually" through online resources and access to clinicians via phone, email or video technologies.



Community Updates

'Blue Button for Consumers' Recording Now Available The November Innovation Community Meeting featuring a presentation from Aaron Seib, ?CEO and Dr. Robert Cothren, CTO, of the National Association for Trusted Exchange is now available.
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Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Drive Care Coordination Savings This executive brief provides an overview of how to identify risk for readmission to the hospital, and presents considerations for implementation of a remote management solution to avoid financial penalties.
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Register for the Complimentary October Webinar “A Strategy for Capturing Nontraditional Determinants of Health in the EHR” As personal health, family history and private matters contribute to the overall health of patients, it’s optimal to expand the electronic health record to encompass nontraditional health history. The provider must identify, capture and prioritize nontraditional health determinants. Utilizing successful strategies of screening, management and referral process in an EHR system will allow for optimal patient care and overall patient health
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