The two groups are working initially with Massachusetts, Oregon, Minnesota, and Arkansas to develop a quality reporting, improvement and feedback infrastructure that could collect data for multiple programs.
Rick Kam of ID Experts and Ponemon Institute chairman Larry Ponemon share tactics gleaned from the field research that produced this year’s report on Patient Privacy and Data Security. Consider them starting points.
The Michigan Health Information Network is partnering with software firm HIPAAT to bring HIEs and RHIOs throughout the state personal health information consent management programs, as more Michiganders enter EHR systems.
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today announced that Mark Owen will join the company in a newly created role as president of government programs. In this new role, Owen will be responsible for strategy, development, market management and operations related to Medicaid, Medicare and all future government programs.
With the national election over and the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) continuing to take effect, The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and its sister organization the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) are calling on the State House of Representatives to both pass Senate Bill 693, which establishes a state-based exchange, and appropriate the $9.8 million federal planning grant that is critical to laying the groundwork for a health care exchange under the Act. The deadline for the insurance exchange application was extended to Dec. 14, but lawmakers must take action by Friday, Nov. 16 to inform the federal government of the state's intention to have a state exchange.
A conversation about biomedical informatics research with Brian Athey, from the University of Michigan Medical School’s National Center for Integrative Bio Informatics, which is merging into the international bioinformatics warehouse tranSMART.
The NIH's Common Fund was showcasing the National Centers for Biomedical Informatics in early November, as several open source code sets and software tools created by the projects merge into an international public-private consortium called tranSMART.
Kaiser Health News found that of eligible hospitals, 17 percent are receiving fines for readmissions, particularly for patients with heart attacks, heart failure, or pneumonia. And it's happening in 5 states more than elsewhere.
The telecom provider unwrapped a portfolio of cloud services, including co-location, enterprise and private cloud editions, tailored specifically for healthcare, one of the last industries to embrace the cloud but also one poised to reap the most benefits from the model.
EHR, the horror flick, an HIE in the Midwest disbands, while momentum across the country continues with potential for big data analysis services, the MITECH Act, and what the latest polls tell us about healthcare.
Citing cost as a major problem, the public-private Kansas Health Information Exchange, Inc. has voted to transfer operations to the state's health department. What happens to the remainder of KHIE's federal grant remains to be seen.