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July 04, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS proposes rule to promote remote patient monitoring

Federal agency wants home health agency payment system revamped to encourage "value over volume."
July 03, 2018
Chris Nerney

IBM, Aramark collaboration focuses on connected-device ecosystem

Partners say goal is to offer maintenance, security, and support for digital medical devices used by providers and patients.
June 29, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS is looking for its first Chief Health Informatics Officer

Creation of new executive position is the latest move by federal health agencies to promote interoperability.
June 28, 2018

For Your Eyes Only: Data Privacy and Best Practices

With Facebook and Cambridge Analytica being featured prominently in news stories, commentators are debating whether or not one should, or even can, opt out, and how to best protect and manage data privacy.
June 26, 2018
Chris Nerney

Pew Charitable Trusts urges CMS to focus on patient matching, APIs, and standards

“Interoperability relies on the ability to accurately link records referring to the same individual when the files are held in different locations."
June 25, 2018
Chris Nerney

HealthlinkNY offers providers discounts to join HIE network

“If we want to improve care and avoid repeating tests, it is vitality important that providers contribute medical records to the HIE," says Executive Director Staci Romeo.
June 22, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS launches Data Element Library to boost health information exchange

"Integrating these data elements into EHRs will ultimately allow health information to flow more easily from one provider to another,” the federal agency said.
June 20, 2018
Chris Nerney

Mayo Clinic eyes blockchain for EHRs

Medical facility partners with London-based startup to test blockchain use cases for electronic health records.
June 19, 2018
Chris Nerney

Providers need a holistic approach to medical device security

Expert recommends "coordinated governance approach across security, patient safety, supply chain and biomedical engineering."
June 15, 2018
Chris Nerney

House panel proposes 29 percent cut to ONC budget

Despite slashing ONC spending, Appropriations Committee draft bill calls for increase in budgets for HHS and National Institutes of Health.