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Non-Adherence of Medicines can be Reduced with E-Prescriptions

The benefits of HealthIT and Electronic Health Records have been proven time and again in varied studies over the last couple of years. Digital initiatives have been beneficial for both hospitals & patients in different scenarios.


Understanding the MACRA payment system [Infographic]

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law on April 16, 2015 to make comprehensive amendments to how payments are made to physicians under Medicare. The new law revokes the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) calculation for payments and is inclined towards a payment system based more on value than service.


US healthcare system to benefit $10 billion annually using digital health tools: Report

  In a survey report by Accenture, it was noted that the US healthcare will benefit by USD 10 Billion annually by using the digital health tools. The survey was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Accenture between November 2015 and January 2016. The analysis provided comparisons by country, sector, age and use. Where relevant, the survey uses select findings from the 2016 Accenture Doctors Survey to compare the doctor and consumer responses.


New reimbursement plan may eliminate need for Stage 3 – HealthData Management

Physicians and other eligible professionals under the electronic health records meaningful use program were tasked to make significant investments in EHRs; in large part, they did under Stage 1. Stage 2 imposed tougher steps in EHR capabilities that much of the industry was not ready for, and many providers dropped out of the program.


HealthIT Can Benefit From Internet of Things

  Healthcare technology is growing leaps and bounds and with the inclusion of Internet of things in the equation, both patients and providers will benefit from it.  In a report by Forbes, by 2020, 40% of IoT-related technology will be health-related, more than any other category, making up a $117 billion market.


AHA to CMS: Cease all or nothing approach to meaningful use – Healthcare IT News

The American Hospital Association(AHA) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be more flexible with the meaningful use EHR reimbursement program.

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