Coding took twice as long for the ICD-10 frontrunner and it was proving inaccurate during the first phase, despite putting their best coders on the project. Both improved in phase 2. Here's what they learned.
By bringing behavioral health into the statewide HIE, expanding medical home model practices, and tracking the results, Maine health stakeholders are eyeing an iterative, locally-designed approach to reform.
The institute awarded the funding to help several big name hospitals and universities bridge the gap between conducting research and bringing products to market that address common disease and disorders.
The longer it takes to open the government, the more difficult resuming work will be, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers -- and the agency is running out of funds for disability and pension payments.
On a go-to social media site for tech workers, the federal insurance marketplace website is receiving a huge amount of criticism, while some say many of the design approaches make sense and that none of the problems are fatal.
athenahealth is but one of the vendors stepping in to offer health data while federal agencies such as CDC and NIH cannot. Will the trend fade back once the government reopens, or is more collaboration needed?
While all of the VA's medical centers are open and disability and other benefits are being processed, recent progress on the claims backlog, cybersecurity and other work may be threatened if the shutdown lasts.
Groups call for integrating health policy with myriad other agencies to re-shape several aspects of the environment in which we live and ultimately make healthy public policy the normal way of doing business for most, if not all, government entities.