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February 11, 2013
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  • WEDI announces online HIPAA seminar
    A free, four-hour online seminar that will discuss the HIPAA omnibus rule provisions will be conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange on Feb. 15. Topics that will be covered include data breach and risk assessment as well as individual rights. Health Data Management (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • Optovue scores 510(k) clearance for OCT system database
    Optovue has been cleared by the FDA to incorporate a normative database into the firm's iVue spectral-domain optical coherence tomography device. The iVue SD-OCT technology can use the database to enable the quantitative comparisons of the optic disc and other areas of the eye, as well as tailor OCT scans according to a patient's age, optic disc size and other factors. Healio (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  EHRs and MU 
 
  • Workgroup seeks alternative approaches to stage 3 MU measures
    The Meaningful Use Work Group of the Health IT Policy Committee has started working on alternative approaches that could make stage 3 MU more focused on outcomes instead of process measures. Workgroup Chairman Dr. Paul Tang said stage 3 might be a good place to pause as providers work to catch up with stage 1 and stage 2 requirements, and that stage 3 could emphasize aspects that need to advance, including patient engagement and interoperability. Healthcare Informatics online (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  mHealth 
  • Accenture creates mobile app for patient navigators
    A prototype Android mobile application was designed by Accenture to help patient navigators improve patients' access to care in underserved areas. The Patient Navigator app can be used to schedule appointments and arrange transportation for patients to doctors' visits. eWeek (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Care With IT 
  • More than 60 ACOs establish national group
    The National Association of ACOs has been established through a collaboration of more than 60 accountable care organizations. The group's mission includes promoting uniform performance and quality measures, as well as educating the public on the importance of accountable care. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Incorporating health literacy may bolster patient engagement
    A commentary in Health Affairs suggests hospitals that make health literacy a priority may improve patient engagement. Researchers outlined a model that incorporates the six structural aspects of the Care Model with strategies from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Clinic collaborates with hospital, ACO in Iowa
    Linn Community Care will work with St. Luke's Hospital and Iowa Health Accountable Care in a partnership. "The health care landscape is changing, and Linn Community Care needed to select a long-term partner to help us navigate these challenges," said Dr. David Basel of the community clinic. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Telehealth firm raises funds for medication adherence device
    INRange Systems has raised $1.6 million for the firm's remote medication monitoring device: the Electronic Medication Management System, or EMMA. The device, which can be programmed remotely by a pharmacist, dispenses doses of drugs at various times and also sends medication adherence data to doctors and pharmacists. MedCityNews.com (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  WEDI News 
  • Take the WEDI ICD-10 Progress Survey
    The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is conducting a survey of ICD-10 preparedness. The questions are geared toward an organization's status and how the one-year delay affected plans. The information will be used to inform WEDI, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other organizations about the state of ICD-10 readiness. It also can help plan how to assist vendors, health plans and health care providers in meeting the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline. All types of health care organizations are encouraged to participate in the WEDI ICD-10 Progress Survey online. The survey closes Feb. 20. For more information, contact Samantha Holvey at WEDI (202-618-8803). LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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