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ONC releases EHR Contract Guide and Health IT Playbook

In the wake of National HealthIT week (NHITweek), The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) came out with a Health IT Playbook and EHR Contract Guide to help providers gain knowledge and utilize information technology in their practices to the best of their abilities.

artificial intelligence and big data

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Witness Rising Adoption in Healthcare

Silicon Valley Bank conducted a survey amongst 122 attendees, which included health tech executives and investors, during its HealthTech NYC that revealed the rising promise of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in healthcare.

mhealth

Americans are keen to use Mobile Technology for Managing Health – Survey

Ketchum surveyed 2,000 Americans to understand their behavior and attitudes toward the use of mobile technology in the field of healthcare.

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3 Immediate Priorities for MACRA Success – HIT Consultant

Providers of Medicare Part B services must stand up and take note: The way they are paid for Medicare is about to change drastically. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 was passed to replace the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate.  When the final rule is released later this year, eligible clinicians may have only a few months to prepare for the effects of this sweeping legislation.

CMS and MACRA

MACRA: CMS will give docs 4 options for 2017 – FierceHealthcare

Bowing under industry pressure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday it would ease the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

Telehealth and reimbursements

Telehealth Implementation Continues to be a Challenge

In the earlier days when most people faced difficulty in accessing healthcare, the use of telehealth was a welcome change which turned out to be effective as well as convenient for both physicians and patients. However, adoption of telehealth continues to be a challenge mainly due to the lack of uniform regulations across different states in the US. The Federal Government did encourage the implementation of telehealth with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), still its […]

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