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.
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.
Poor system design can lead to improper use and that, in turn, can trigger all sorts of unintended consequences, from abuse and fraud to patient safety problems. The association weighs in on how to correct that.
The Department of Health and Human Services is putting into action its contingency plan and the number of employees ONC will retain does not even constitute a skeleton crew. CDC, CMS and NIH are also operating at reduced capacities.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.
The potentially comedic side of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the not so-humorous calls for ending meaningful use and HITECH altogether, and a look at how hospitals can prepare for the era of pay-for-performance.
EHR, the horror flick, an HIE in the Midwest disbands, while momentum across the country continues with potential for big data analysis services, the MITECH Act, and what the latest polls tell us about healthcare.