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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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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 →

02/23/2015
Next Chapter…

Growing up a military dependent forced me to move from one place to another.  In the beginning, I hated the moves.  It was difficult to leave my comfort zone, friends and everything that was normal to me behind.   The moving … Continue reading →

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Healthcare IT News

02/27/2015
CMS touts end-to-end ICD-10 test success

"CMS is ready for ICD-10," said outgoing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner this week, pointing to 660 providers and billing companies that submitted some 15,000 test claims. [See also: ICD-10: 'We need it; we're ready'] ICD-10 & Coding CMS touts success in end-to-end ICD-10 test "CMS is ready for ICD-10," said outgoing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner this week, pointing to 660 providers and billing companies that submitted some 15,000 test claims. Healthcare IT News

02/27/2015
CDI and mobile ICD-10 tools on tap

Whereas ICD-10 invariably gets its share of attention, technologies ancillary to the code conversion but likely to prove at least as transformative are also along for the ride. Take clinical documentation improvement and natural language processing tools, for instance. ICD-10 & Coding CDI and mobile ICD-10 tools on tap Precyse plans to launch a new workflow platform encompassing natural language processing and geared toward clinical documentation improvement, case management and computer-assisted coding. Healthcare IT News news/cdi-mobile-icd-10-tools

02/27/2015
Want to boost physicians' CPOE compliance? Put nurses in charge

Since Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) was introduced as a vital part of their technology armamentarium, physicians have asserted that in order for CPOE to be effective, support and guidance are essential.  CPOE Want to improve physicians' CPOE compliance? Put nurses in charge "We have different liaisons assigned to different specialties and different service lines that really understand how the nursing process integrates with the physician and vice versa.” Healthcare IT News

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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

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.

01/2/2015
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.

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