While criminals tap into traditional skills to thieve tremendous sums from the vulnerable medical ecosystem, by using big data and analytics, healthcare agencies can now reverse the pay-and-chase investigative process to better detect and fight fraud.
Regulations and incentives are driving adoption of electronic health records in Asia-Pacific countries. Much like the U.S., however, they are encountering issues with interoperability and medical professionals' technology skills.
At a Health IT Standards Committee meeting, ONC head Farzad Mostashari outlined his argument for a proposed vendor fees that's been rattling the industry. It would reduce financial uncertainty and sustain certification programs, he argued.