While some western Colorado physicians participating in the ONC's Beacon Community learning collaborative have struggled with technical issues, the growth of the medical home model and process improvement shows the potential of HIE and IT tools, according to the Commonwealth Fund.
Uncertainty about Medicaid expansion and financial worries pile on Medicaid directors to transform care and cost -- all against the backdrop of uncertainty in the presidential, state and local elections.
City employees in Billings, Montana can now access their personal health records online, as part of pilot project stemming from the ONC. In Florida, Medicaid recipients can do the same, to manage records online and also tap a number of health resources.
Health Dialog announced that it will support the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC) in delivering a program designed to meet the Triple Aim using an innovative Shared Decision Making approach. The Shared Decision Making program is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, funded through a $26 million Innovation award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to HVHC. The project is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The HVHC award was the second highest to be made across the 107 recipients selected from more than 3,000 applicants.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new initiative, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO), to increase access to specialty care services for Veterans in rural and medically under-served areas through the use of videoconferencing equipment.
There is no short- or long-term advantage for employers to eliminate group health benefits in favor of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) penalties, according to a white paper published today by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.
CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced today that its Policy Director, Liza Fox-Wylie, has been selected to become Colorado's State Health Information Technology Director.
Delta Solutions and Technologies, Inc., a fast-growing provider of management and IT consulting services to the U.S. Government, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) to provide information technology (IT) services to federal agencies.
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8: National Preparedness strengthens U.S. security and resilience through systematic preparation for threats that pose the greatest risk to national security. With over 90% of the nation's critical infrastructures owned and operated by the private sector; prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery represent national preparedness core capabilities.
Health Language, Inc.(HLI), the global leader in medical terminology management, announced today that it will introduce the claims analytics module of its LEAP I-10 tool at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Fall 2011 Conference being held Oct. 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Md. The module, which enables insurers and providers to analyze and simulate the financial impact of the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure code sets, will be demonstrated at the HLI booth.