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November 21, 2012
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  • Greenway survey finds interoperability a chief industry concern
    More than a quarter of 1,000 doctors, consumers and industry professionals surveyed by Greenway Medical Technologies cited interoperability as a top concern when using health IT systems. Other concerns raised by respondents include medical staff alignment and overall costs. "The report reinforces the need for hospitals and health care providers to take a lead role in three major trends impacting patient care -- data electronification, consumerism and population health improvement," Greenway President and CEO Tee Green said. Healthcare IT News (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA modifies timeline for some devices under ID proposal
    The FDA is altering its proposed rule for a unique device identification system to comply with the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. A change in timeline primarily will affect Class II implantable, life-sustaining or life-supporting devices. (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Coordinated Care 
  • CMS requests feedback on proposed stage 3 MU criteria
    The CMS seeks public input on potential stage 3 meaningful use measures developed by Mathematica Policy Research and the National Committee for Quality Assurance to be used by health care professionals participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. The proposed measures will evaluate key parts of the yearly wellness visit benefit for Medicare beneficiaries. (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Improved Quality 
  • ONC envisions 1,000 rural hospitals achieving MU by 2014
    The ONC aims to have 1,000 rural hospitals demonstrating meaningful use of health IT by the close of 2014. To encourage sharing of best practices and accelerate HIT adoption, the agency has set up the Rural Community of Practice to oversee pilot programs, with subcommittees to track the key issues faced by rural hospitals. Healthcare Informatics online (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PCMH providers in N.Y. rose 42% this year, report says
    A United Hospital Fund report found that the number of New York providers that have adopted the patient-centered medical home model rose to 5,312 in September of this year, up 42% from July 2011. Large groups, as well as health facilities with the scale needed to financially support the move to a PCMH model, showed the most growth statewide, the report noted. (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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