Mark Savage, HIT policy and program director at the National Partnership for Women and Families, on the progress and lesser-discussed advantages of meaningful use, the promise of population health management, and the culture shift currently underway.
With a Congressional directive to develop a regulatory framework for the fast evolving mHealth field, the federal agencies are asking industry for input on balancing safety and innovation while avoiding overlap.
The success of Covered California will be a barometer for the ACA nationally, and HIX officials are gearing up for a $100 million outreach and advertising campaign to find and enroll more than 2 million people.
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.
We asked our social media followers whether they feel a tax on the people would be the best possible penalty. Is it unconstitutional? Is it fair? Are there other sanctions that seem more realistic? Here's a Twitter recap of their responses.
There is a line from a Rush song that goes, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." And that "choice" seems to be guiding many healthcare providers when it comes to ICD-10 implementation.
This Week in Government Health IT: Betting on SCOTUS, PPACA turns two, why EHRs have not improved since 1982, huge HIT strides otherwise, checking with a NwHIN Exchange partner, and the role lobbyists play in health policy.
I am privileged to work with the ONC and six different states that are responding to the Consumer Innovation Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to rapidly create a project that will provide patients with access to their health information within six months.