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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes CISA, Now On To Conference!
CISA is an important piece of legislation that will facilitate information sharing
between the public and private sectors, and help the healthcare community better identify and more effectively defend against growing cyber threats.
House VA and OGR Subcommittees hold joint Hearing on VA, DOD EHR Interoperability
The hearing highlighted the steps both the VA and DOD haven
taken since the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directed both the DOD and VA to jointly develop and implement a "fully interoperable" EHR.
Final Rule Provides Fraud Waivers for ACOs
The final rule establishes waivers of the application of the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, the
Federal anti-kickback statute, and certain civil monetary penalty law provisions to specified financial arrangements involving ACOs under the MSSP.
Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network Holds One Day Summit
Attendees included innovators from health systems, health plans, consumer groups, purchasers/employers, federal and state government, experts and others who are designing or have implemented APMs.
LAN Releases White Paper and is Accepting Public Comment on APM Framework and Progress Tracking
The White Paper outlines the APM
Framework, provides a roadmap for measuring progress and establishes a common nomenclature and a common set of conventions.
FCC organizes Broadband Technology Events in Michigan and Ohio
The meetings and site visits promote the transformative power of broadband
technologies and next-generation services to improve access to health care services regardless of geography, time, distance, or socio-economic factors.
Leaning Forward with Innovative Health Technologies
Mark Goodge, Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Director, DoD/Heath, discusses the growing role of innovation in connected
HIMSS Statement on Passage of The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015
HIMSS applauds the Senate for passing CISA on October 27,
Taking Care of Patients with Individual Treatment Plans
With new value-based payments, healthcare systems need to track outcomes and improve care outside
There is a gap in continuity of care that digital tools can fill cost effectively....
Sharpening Our Focus Next Steps for the HIMSS Health Story Project
Health Story Project is inspired to make every patient record a meaningful and complete health story that is consistent, connected and consumable by all that rely upon its content....
How to Transform Innovation into Impact
Innovation is the buzzword of our times.
Nowhere is it more ubiquitous than in health technology, where a continuous stream of new hardware and software technologies is transforming how health is delivered and received....
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