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March 20, 2013
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  • CMS issues $12.3 billion in EHR payments through February
    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 CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services. Government Health IT online (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA is asked to promptly release final guidance on mHealth
    The FDA should move promptly to release its final guidance on how it intends to regulate mobile health applications to provide clarity on the issue, industry experts said during the first of three hearings being conducted this week by the House Committee on Energy & Commerce. One expert also argued that imposing the 2.3% medical device tax on mHealth apps could stymie innovation. Clinical Innovation + Technology online (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HIPAA audit pilot sites to undergo HHS survey
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights will survey providers, payers and claims clearinghouses that participated in a HIPAA audit pilot program to learn more about the pilot and improve the initiative. Several issues will be covered in the survey, such as how the program affected daily business operations and whether it enhanced HIPAA compliance. The agency is set to launch a permanent audit program in fiscal 2014. Health Data Management (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HHS picks Alzheimer's project for 2013 innovation award
    HHS has selected the Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s program as the winner of the agency's third annual innovation award. The project, which links NIH-funded Alzheimer’s disease research facilities with caregivers, aging services and patients, has boosted the number of prospective research participants for clinical trials by 25%. Government Health IT online (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Improved Quality 
  • IT approaches can help providers succeed with 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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Quality is not an act, it is a habit."
--Aristotle,
Greek philosopher


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