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02/27/2015
CMS Extends 2014 Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to March 20, 2015

CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can.

02/27/2015
CMS also Announces Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR (QRDA III format)

CMS is also pleased to announce that the submission deadlines for the PQRS reporting methods below have been extended.

02/27/2015
Congress Hears about Behavioral Health Providers and Health IT

As Congress considers the state of the mental health system, Members are also hearing from the behavioral health industry on a long standing oversight in the HITECH Act (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, (ARRA (Pub.L. 111-5) included HITECH (Pub.L. 111-5) (ARRA or "Stimulus bill").

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HIMSS Blog

03/2/2015
Implementing Healthcare Reform—Easier Said than Done!

By: Elizabeth A. Regan, Ph.D., Department Chair, Integrated Information Technology, Professor of Health Information Technology, University of South Carolina   The most recent survey of hospital CEOs conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives reported that healthcare reform implementation … Continue reading →

02/27/2015
The Value of Interoperability Testing and Certification

by Amit Trivedi, ICSA Labs Why another certification program? In 2013, at the IHE North American Connectathon, IHE USA and ICSA Labs announced a new testing and certification program focused on interoperability and leveraging IHE Profiles or technical specifications. One year … Continue reading →

02/24/2015
Latest Funding for Health Information Exchanges – Creating a glide path to Interoperability

Earlier this month, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) announced a new funding opportunity to advance interoperable health information technology services to support HIEs. With a total of $28 million  being awarded to approximately 10-12 HIEs around the country, … Continue reading →

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Healthcare IT News

03/2/2015
CareFusion tops for infection control

As the news and commentary on infection control – or lack thereof – swirls around the recent patient deaths at UCLA's Ronald Regan Medical Center and Virginia Mason University Medical Center, after the patients were exposed to a superbug. CareFusion is calling attention to its recent success in infection control. [See also: Epic takes back 'Best in KLAS' title] Quality and Safety CareFusion touts Best in KLAS ranking As the news and commentary on hospital-acquired infection swirls following recent superbug fatalities at two academic medical centers, CareFusion is calling attention to its recent success in infection control technology.

03/2/2015
Ending EHR absurdities

For all their promise, electronic health records sometimes suffer from design flaws that can lead to processes that are just plain nonsensical. Electronic Health Records Commentary: ending EHR absurdities After a perplexing visit to the emergency department, one patient takes a critical look at the ways electronic health record design can lead to workflow processes that just don't make sense. Healthcare IT News news/commentary-ending-ehr-absurdities read more

03/2/2015
NantHealth, Allscripts take on cancer

NantHealth and Allscripts, two health IT companies intent on interoperability, will collaborate on the development and delivery of precision medicine at the point of care, they announced today. Clinical NantHealth, Allscripts take on cancer NantHealth and Allscripts, two companies focused on interoperability, will collaborate on the development and delivery of precision medicine solutions at the point of care, the two companies announced today. Healthcare IT News news/nanthealth-allscripts-take-cancer

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Corporate Member News

02/27/2015
CMS Extends 2014 Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to March 20, 2015

CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can.

02/27/2015
CMS also Announces Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR (QRDA III format)

CMS is also pleased to announce that the submission deadlines for the PQRS reporting methods below have been extended.

02/27/2015
Congress Hears about Behavioral Health Providers and Health IT

As Congress considers the state of the mental health system, Members are also hearing from the behavioral health industry on a long standing oversight in the HITECH Act (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, (ARRA (Pub.L. 111-5) included HITECH (Pub.L. 111-5) (ARRA or "Stimulus bill").

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HIMSS Wire

03/2/2015
The combination of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies enables Ascom to deliver innovative applications for healthcare

Ascom and KPN, the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in the Netherlands, have joined forces to create an offering for mission-critical communications in healthcare using cellular network technology.

02/23/2015
Privacy and security experts addresses giant Anthem breach

The Privacy & Security Forum will take March 5-6 in San Diego and includes 30+ speakers from leading healthcare organizations.

01/2/2015
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.

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