The Mass. Medical Society hopes a law conditioning physician licensure on meaningful use demonstration will be flexibly enforced — and that other IT requirements for payment reforms won't overwhelm smaller practices.
Issuing a status report on its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015, ONC delves into how the accomplishments made thus far are shaping the future of healthcare and outlines what lies ahead for the rest of this year.
Efforts to analyze identifiable and HIPAA de-identified data for public and population health will rely on ad hoc data warehouse techniques for the time being, unless other standardization is advanced.
CMS, IRS and federal watchdog officials explained the federal data hub's progress to a skeptical, at times confrontational House subcommittee. While CMS says its on track, the IRS still has to prove key functions.
With big data increasingly used to track consumers online, the Illinois Attorney General wants to know how personal health sites are using (or selling) information that might otherwise be HIPAA-protected.
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.
When the Deartment of Health and Human Services (HHS) considered the impact of delaying ICD-10 implementation, I wonder if it considered that more time would give everyone more time to plan and attend ICD-10 conferences.
The April HIT Standards Committee included a comprehensive review of the Standards & Certification Criteria Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by each workgroup/task force/power team during a 5 hour marathon session.
This Week in Government Health IT: What the ICD-10 delay really means, CMS touts MSSP ACOs many of which are physician-led, a pair of HIEs adopt Direct, and the PHI questions to ask all your business associates.