From protected health data management to patient EHR access, the public and private stakeholders crafting recommendations for the third stage of meaningful use and beyond are preparing for a pivotal year.
Medicare review contractors are increasingly offering more than just mail and fax communication options. But there are still a few key functions CMS wants to digitize and a few areas still noted for high payment error rates.
Despite the buzz and chatter around mobile health technologies, the year saw partisan posturing about how best to regulate applications and devices. But garages around America appear to still be safe places to innovate.
The back and forth political rhetoric that President Obama and Mitt Romney conducted via distinct and separately released video shorts does very little to promote understanding of either the ACA or how Romney, if elected and actually able to appeal, would replace it.