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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.
End-of-life directives added into EHR
Apr 22, 2014
UMass Memorial Health Care is partnering with Minneapolis-based LuminÄt, which develops care planning tools, to create a platform that will integrate patients' end-of-life directives into their electronic health records.
[See also: NQF supports 12 new end-of-life quality measures]
Healthcare security stuck in Stone Age
Apr 22, 2014Healthcare has a few things to do differently in the privacy and security arena -- one of them being: Start taking it seriously. This according to Verizon's annual breach report released today.The new 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report highlights a concerning carelessness regarding privacy and security, specific to the healthcare industry.
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JASON: Creating an Open, Interoperable Health Data InfrastructureApr 21, 2014
Last summer, the JASON Advisory Panel held a summer study session on health information exchange (HIE). The JASON is an independent group of scientists that advises the US government on science and technology. Over the years of the JASON’s existence, … Continue reading
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