August 21, 2017 - Healthcare organizations today are expanding their ideas of what influences a patient’s health beyond orange pill bottles and family history. Increasingly, physicians are adamant about underlying influence of social determinants of health. Defined by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age,” social determinants...
August 18, 2017 - CMS is currently gearing up to finalize the Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule for 2018. Released in June, the proposed rule seeks to simplify the second year of the program comprising the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) after scores of healthcare organizations had deemed the program overly-complex and burdensome for providers....
August 14, 2017 - Improved healthcare interoperability is a top priority for providers, policymakers, and patients in 2017. The public and private sectors are working across the industry to facilitate seamless health data exchange between a multitude of health IT systems to coordinate care across various health settings nationwide. Years of healthcare interoperability initiatives, health data exchange...
August 8, 2017 - The sale of McKesson’s hospital and health system health IT business to Allscripts confirms that the inpatient health IT market offers few opportunities for technology developers to make headway. In a deal valued at $185 million, Allscripts a week ago agreed to acquire McKesson Corporation’s Enterprise Information Solutions, the latter’s inpatient health IT division comprising,...
The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and providers have a greater tendency to still use EMR when discussing...
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