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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.?

Dec 19, 2014 CMS Announces Number of EPs Expected to Incur Meaningful Use Payment Adjustments in 2015

More than 257,000 eligible professionals (EPs) may join about 200 eligible hospitals (EHs) in receiving Meaningful Use payment adjustments in 2015.

Dec 19, 2014 FY15 CROMNIBUS Passed by Congress & Signed by President

While the bill was very broad in scope, there are a number of provisions that directly address Health IT.

12/10/2014 HIMSS Statement on Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

HIMSS notes that ONC has identified and described many of the opportunities and challenges the health IT community will face over the next five years in the plan.

12/10/2014 Looking Under the Hood – New Mobile Health Tools for Clinicians

From using biosensors in routine practice and leveraging remote patient monitoring to understanding telehealth reimbursement for physicians, mobile health makes a positive impact in patient care.

12/08/2014 HIMSS Announces New Nominating Committee Members

Members elect three individuals to join the HIMSS Nominating Committee

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.

Dec 2, 2014 ICW makes a substantial strategic commitment to focus on the U.S. market

InterComponentWare AG will reopen its operations in the United States with teams in business development, sales, and product management.

Dec 1, 2014 Sophisticated End-to-End Performance Management Comes to Healthcare

ZirMed expands its analytics capabilities with the acquisition of MethodCare.

Community Updates

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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'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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