Spanning four presidents and two military branches between them, the new CIO and COO are tasked with supporting, and in the case of COO, holding accountable, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, at a time when the nation's healthcare system is under great changes.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asking the feds for up to $60 million to test four reform models; some see the medical home as having the best shot at incentivizing collaboration and upstream care improvements, especially in Medicaid.
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 industry association this week published A Call to Action style advisory report outlining, among other things, what healthcare organizations can do to make the conversion as smooth as possible, industry-wide.
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.