One of the takeaways of a recent survey conducted by Software Advice indicates that mHealth users are better at using electronic health records, and getting more out of them, than doctors who use PCs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has kicked off a new investment program for accountable care organizations.
Called the ACO Investment Model, the initiative is designed to help better coordinate care to rural and underserved areas, offering up to $114 million in upfront investments to as many as 75 ACOs nationwide, officials say.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to develop four initiatives to better analyze and leverage the explosion of information available from complex biomedical data sets, known as Big Data.
Unicorns, jackalopes, abominable snowmen and Medicaid patients, which of these is easiest to find? To administrators of state Medicaid programs and managed care service providers, it could be any of these except Medicaid patients.
A coalition of healthcare associations has called on the HHS Secretary to revamp the meaningful use program, again.
Source: Bernie Monegain
Date: Oct 15, 2014
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