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We had a conversation with the HIMSS Government Relations team to learn how the proposed changes by CMS, if finalized, could expand access to telehealth, support progress toward addressing the opioid epidemic, and ultimately address the issue of clinician burden.
"As a woman in health IT who helped usher in the initial waves of digital health innovation, I’ve witnessed an incredible amount of transformative change throughout my career." – Judy Murphy, winner of the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono – a recipient of the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award – shared with our Steps to Value podcast how her path has been full of changes, but that these changes helped her become the leader she is today.
With CMS's new proposal, they hope to modernize Medicare payment policies, promoting access to virtual care, saving Medicare beneficiaries time and money while improving access to high-quality services no matter where they live.
On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule which include their proposed updates to the Quality Payment Program in the Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements Proposed Rule.
Nominations are now being accepted for open positions on the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee.
We’re a week away from the call for speakers deadline for the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, on February 11 through 15. It’s the largest healthcare information technology conference (with some excellent regional events as well) and pretty much a who’s who of the industry.
With the increase in available data, the practice of health information management is becoming more critical to acquiring, organizing and assessing medical information.
A new generation of tech-savvy doctors in training is confronting an entrenched system of electronic health records. It’s a mismatch that needs fixing through measures including better training of medical students, according to former government officials and other sources contacted by Bloomberg Law.