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  • newLawmakers Introduce ACO Reform
    Healthcare Informatics: Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced bipartisan legislation last week that would aim to improve the accountable care organization (ACO) program.
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:31pm -
  • newHIPAA Compliance: What's Next?
    GovInfo Security: Federal regulators have several compliance and enforcement activities in the works as the healthcare sector enters year two of the post-HIPAA Omnibus Rule enforcement environment.
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:31pm -
  • newGov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors
    Seattle pi: WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors.
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • newICD-10 work 'slipping into 2015'
    Government Health IT: The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange shared the results of its latest ICD-10 survey and, as many insiders and observers perhaps expected, it appears that forward progress has slowed.
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • newFeds ramp up tech efforts for Ebola
    Healthcare IT News: Amidst the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 people thus far, government entities in the U.S. and abroad are moving to harness personnel and technologies to better manage the outbreak.
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:29pm -
  • Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action
    Modern Healthcare (online registration required): In November, voters in South Dakota will decide whether to adopt an “any willing provider” requirement for insurers operating in the state. The genesis of the campaign dates back to well before th…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:48am -
  • Cerner, Intermountain Latest to Align for DoD EHR Contract
    Healthcare Informatics: The Kansas City, Mo.-based vendor Cerner has announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah), as it continues to compete for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Moderniz…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:48am -
  • Big data in action: Analyzing malpractice information to improve care
    Government Health IT: Injuries stemming from medical treatment have far-reaching effects throughout the healthcare system. Not the least of which is the human toll upon the aggrieved patient when the Hippocratic Oath is compromised.Medical malpractic…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:47am -
  • HHS spearheads health data interoperability work
    Federal Times: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is spearheading efforts to develop a shared, nationwide interoperability roadmap, which will ensure th…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:47am -
  • Reform Update: Sunshine Act website has current challenges, big potential
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary subscription): Healthcare industry groups are bracing for the rollout of another Obamacare-mandated federal website. It's the scheduled Sept. 30 debut of the Open Payments site presenting data on medical manufacturers…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 12:25am -