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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.

MACRA

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.

Patient Engagement

The Value of Patient Engagement for Providers

  Providers, driven by the shift towards value-based care and meaningful use requirements, are increasingly discussing the value that patient engagement can bring to their organization. They are leveraging technology, data and devices to engage patients and prevent readmissions. Recently, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a Patient Engagement Playbook to help providers understand how to connect with their patients.

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Wearables and HealthIT

  The market for healthcare wearables is expanding and is now going beyond smart watches and fitness trackers. In a study by PWC, it was noted that consumers are now showing solid support for wearables, with almost 60% seeing value in connected fitness bands, watches, eyeglasses and clothing. And health remains the No. 1 reason that consumers are buying these devices.

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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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CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACO Benchmark Rebasing Rules

  On February 3, 2016, CMS published a proposed rule that would revise the methodology CMS uses to measure the performance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) in order to encourage participation in the program.

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