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 •  November 8

Winning submissions were selected from a pool of over 140 competing teams and nearly 7,000 algorithm submissions using an ONC-provided dataset. Algorithms were designed to identify and match data about a patient held by one healthcare provider with data about the same patient contained within the same system or other systems. “Many experts across...

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 •  October 27

submitted a letter to Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) Chairman Francis J. Crosson, MD, arguing CMS should improve the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) rather than cancel it entirely. The alliance representing more than 100,000 specialty physicians from 13 specialties and subspecialties including neurology, dermatology,...

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 •  October 24

The healthcare industry alliance also revealed two new healthcare organizations — Brokers Broker LLC and Janie Appleseed — have joined the DirectTrust network since July 1. DirectTrust’s total membership is now 121 organizations. The five year-old nonprofit alliance was initially developed as a way to support clinical care coordination exchanges,...

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 •  October 18

Hospital staff frequently perform routine lab tests on hospitalized patients. However, researchers suggest automatically testing patients is wasteful and potentially threatening to patient safety when medical testing is not a necessary part of treatment. For example, researchers pointed out that excessive blood testing can lead to hospital-acquired...

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 •  October 9

Researchers conducted a crowdsourcing simulation with 33 healthcare experts worldwide — including physician and nurse leaders, public policy leaders, and IT experts — to develop specific use cases for the design of digital hospitals in ten years. “Many of these use case concepts and technologies already are in play,” wrote authors. “Hospital...

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 •  October 4

The change will go into effect on January 2, 2018. “QNet is the same system you currently use for CQM reporting, so beginning January 2, 2018, you can submit both meaningful use and quality attestations in one place,” clarified CMS in a list serv. “The change applies to 2017 meaningful use data, as well as future reporting periods. CAHs that attest...

EHR Intelligence

 •  October 4

Over 400 health systems have already connected to the interoperability service providers in an effort to improve health data exchange with acute care sites across the country. The venture is intended to improve care coordination in a variety of care settings to promote more complete patient health data at the point of care. "The self-service module...

EHR Intelligence

 •  September 28

September 27, 2017 - A new Black Book survey puts Cerner Corporation atop all EHR vendors for it end-to-end, complex health IT outsourcing solutions in hospitals and physician groups across the United States. Researchers polled 1,587 health IT users currently outsourcing solutions about their confidence in utilizing outside contractors in...

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 •  September 7

Cerner Corporation is collaborating with HealthSouth Corporation to form the Post-Acute Innovation Center in Alabama in an effort to develop tools to improve care coordination and patient care management. HealthSouth Corporation is a post-acute services provider specializing in meeting the needs of patients with complex medical...

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 •  August 30

The newly updated ONC health IT feedback form encourages providers to submit commentary to the federal agency electronically through a single tool on the ONC website. The federal agency accepts feedback about clinical quality measures but encourages providers to first contact the health IT developers or companies of potentially problematic ONC...