Based on CMS projections combined with an estimated risk rate, the numbers total a sum equal to the loan portfolio write-down by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This top line reimbursement risk could redistribute healthcare wealth enough to trigger bankruptcies, consolidations, mergers, and radical shifts in health IT companies and products.
In this stylish music video, Dr. HITECH (aka Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA of the the American College of Medical Informatimusicology) breaks down how eligible providers get their incentive Benjamins (read: funds) from CMS through meaningful use of EHRs. Directed by Ishu Krishna. Originally posted on YouTube on March 11, 2011. Source: The American College of Medical Informatimusicology http://www.ACMImimi.org
Ron Ritchey, MD, chief medical officer at eQHealth Solutions, explains how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may affect Louisiana residents on Medicaid. Source: eQHealth Solutions http://www.eqhealthsolutions.com/
In this speech at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California, Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and former CTO of HHS, explains how the Health Data Initiative and advances in technology will continue to improve the availability and effectiveness of healthcare as well as create more jobs for Americans. Source: The Commonwealth Club of California http://www.commonwealthclub.org
American soldiers returning from service abroad and other veterans who suffer from debilitating tinnitus now have access to advanced treatment covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Starting Aug. 15th, the VA will begin providing SoundCure™ Serenade® customized sound therapy for veterans suffering from tinnitus, or "ringing in the ears."
Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data, and application challenges in the healthcare industry, today announces its contract award to provide management and technical support services for the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) initiative.
MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of HIMSSwire (www.himsswire.com), a custom content news service for healthcare professionals, accessible through feeds on a network of healthcare websites.