It's a hard knock life being a CIO in the healthcare sector, especially with federal regulations like meaningful use and the ICD-10 switchover taking time away from other everyday tasks. Even still, CIOs have a few things they appreciate.
In a progress report, Obama administration officials are predicting that, despite fixes that have been made, 20 percent of Americans won't be able to buy health insurance via the online process. Still, the pace of enrollments has more than doubled, the New York Times reports.
Physician practices could face a seven-fold increase in EMR costs at year’s end, a reality that leaves Gary LaMoyne of Woman’s Hospital wondering: Why do we have to sunset our EMR subsidy at the end of the year?
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.
athenahealth VP of government and regulatory affairs Dan Haley offers an insider's take on the "interoperation" problem and how the EHR meaningful use incentives program could be tailored to correct it.