With $81 million behind a fresh round of funding opportunities, the institute is committed to focusing on "research questions of most importance to patients," and, as such, is seeking projects spanning five areas.
In a rousing and impassioned speech, ONC's chief said that America is halfway through digitizing healthcare and five percent of the way through transforming workflows to take advantage of the infrastructure. Achieving that will require new roles of the entire care team.
As Congress and the President prepare for more budget battles this summer, NIH director Francis Collins, MD, seeks feedback via Twitter from biomedical researchers already feeling or bracing for a hit from federal sequestration.
The National Institute of Mental Health is going to shift its research framework away from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, in pursuit of a classification system that relies on biological evidence as much as symptoms.
InteliChart president Gary Hamilton discusses how patient portals "can also take advantage of discrete data collection and aggregation to monitor events and grab information as it is updated" for health information exchange and population health management purposes.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, aka CLAS, "will help us build on this ongoing effort to ensure that effective and equitable care is accessible to all," HHS Secretary Sebelius said.
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are private health plans that have contracted with Medicare to receive a fixed monthly fee in exchange for providing comprehensive healthcare to plan members. In order to provide appropriate care to beneficiaries with varying medical conditions, plans are paid according to the Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) score of each patient. Insufficient documentation of chronic conditions can be an obstacle to MA reimbursement. However, even when a condition has been properly documented by the provider, it is often not coded and submitted to Medicare. Read this white paper to learn how to take the complexity out of MA reimbursement.
In this Web seminar, learn firsthand from five healthcare organizations how, after integrating Perceptive Software enterprise content management (ECM) products, they are realizing cost and time-saving benefits enterprise-wide. The customer panel will share lessons learned and best practices for deploying ECM technology with their business and health information systems.
While a “cancer” in society was expectantly expressed, multiple technologies were employed to collect data and synthesize into a format that provided law enforcement with the informatics needed to isolate and ultimately expunge the offending sources.
The time has come to tackle integrity of health information, not just the technical and operational mechanisms for the sending and receiving it, particularly as EHR kinks get ironed out both among internal users and the patients they serve.
This week in Government Health IT: Reports expose state and local governments as ill-prepared, whether that be for Big Data or cyber-attacks. Also, think tanks talk patient-centered care for cost-savings.