While Karl Rove maintains that the ACA's future is unsettled, healthcare experts are predicting slow but consistent progress. Does the Obama administration have time enough to guarantee the law long-term?
The housing, medical, prevention services provider couldn't find software to replace its cumbersome Excel spreadsheet and paper chart processes, and now the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange is also using the tool to share information between the two entities.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.
As Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO, described the deal, "healthcare professionals nationwide can offer a PHR and receive ongoing residual income to help offset the high cost of HIPAA compliance and requirements of Stage 2 Meaningful Use under HITECH starting in January 2014."
The ONC Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Empowerment Workgroup met for the first time Tuesday, outlining some of the policy questions that need to be addressed in the areas of care plans and shared decision making.
A project linking patients, caregivers and Alzheimer's research centers won the Department's third annual innovation award, as Secretary Sibelius and a Google HR guru talked about the need for collaboration in such a large organization.
Bob Brown and Steven Waldren, MD, outline the goals and the need for their joint effort, the Cure Project. The gist: Harness the healthcare community to define what IT functions various care settings need to the benefit of both providers and vendors. Just don't get hung up on what the technologies are called.
John Wiesman, a current country public health director, will take over as the DOH director, bringing an approach to public health that focuses on access to primary and behavioral health and encourages pedestrian-centric regional planning.