As New York lawmakers start sorting out next year's budget, the state Department of Health has outlined its proposal for meeting the state's Medicaid spending cap. With a new web-based Medicaid information system, the agency is focusing on incentivizing better primary-care and streamlining administration.
A bill that passed the House in January would sustain funding for several public health preparedness programs in the areas of bioterrorism, infectious disease and natural disaster public health management.
From Carolyn Clancy to Farzad Mostashari, with a former U.S. President topping it all off, federal health IT experts and agency heads will be presenting at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans come March.
HIE research aims to help with technical and business skills for query-based exchange, push notification and subscription services, provider directories, master data management and consumer engagement.
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey of state Medicaid programs shows progress on interoperability and states mostly preparing to comply with the ACA's IT requirements, even if some are rejecting Medicaid expansion.