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March 19, 2013
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  • CMS releases $12.3B in EHR incentives to date
    The CMS has issued about $12.3 billion in EHR incentive payments to 219,000 Medicare and Medicaid providers from the start of the program through last month. "We expect that February number will continue to grow as we process them through the month. We're already seeing some providers come in for 2013," said Robert Anthony of the CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services. Government Health IT online (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Strategy & Leadership 
 
  • CEO shares views on tech-driven strategies for ACO transition
    Health groups can leverage tools that enhance quality across the care continuum to succeed in the move to accountable care organizations, writes Dr. Charles Kennedy, CEO of accountable care solutions at Aetna. These include workflow tools that enable more efficient and coordinated care, patient engagement systems and data-driven population health analytics, he notes. Government Health IT online (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Technology Spotlight  
 
  • Open-source EMR is helping to improve care worldwide, AHRQ says
    An open-source EMR designed by Partners In Health and the Regenstrief Institute in Indiana is helping to improve care delivery in the U.S., Europe, Canada and developing countries, according to an AHRQ report. The technology, called OpenMRS, was based on an AHRQ-funded study that identified the key factors for effective EMR design and rollouts. Healthcare IT News (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report forecasts strong growth for global mHealth market
    Revenue in the global mobile health market is expected to reach $26 billion in 2017, according to a report released by Research2Guidance. The forecast is based on the idea that the "integration of mHealth applications into traditional health care systems will become more and more common ... during that time," the report says. MobiHealthNews.com (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Management & Operation 
  • Most community hospitals have not started their ICD-10 work
    An Aloft Group study finds that 75% of community hospitals have not yet initiated their changeover to ICD-10 or are less than 25% of the way there. Nearly 50% of the respondents also said they aren't equipped to meet the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline. One expert ties the delay to overlapping federal mandates, including meaningful use and the move to accountable care. EHR Intelligence (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory & Legislative 
 
  • CMS begins MU pre-payment audits of certain providers
    The CMS is notifying some providers who were chosen at random that the agency will audit their Medicare and Medicaid billing activities to be sure EHR incentives have been given to the right people. "EPs, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals should retain all relevant supporting documentation in either paper or electronic format, [including] documentation to support attestation data for meaningful use objectives and quality measures for six years post-attestation," according to the agency. EHR Intelligence (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ONC toolkit aims to assist rural providers with HIE efforts
    A new health information exchange toolkit for rural health care facilities was released by the ONC. The toolkit features a guide that details the fundamental steps in joining or establishing an HIE and a spreadsheet that looks at possible costs and savings of adopting an HIE and an EHR system. Healthcare IT News (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CHIME News 
  • CHIME offers special pricing for Critical Access Hospital CIOs
    There is nothing small about the IT needs of a small hospital. To better support CIOs and other senior healthcare IT leaders at small and rural hospitals, CHIME is now offering full membership to the highest-ranking IT executive employed at Critical Access Hospitals (or facilities with less than $34.5 million in annual revenue) at the reduced rate of $99 per year. Join CHIME online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
--Margaret Thatcher,
British prime minister


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