Electronic Health Reporter https://electronichealthreporter.com Electronic Health Technology Views and News Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:26:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://electronichealthreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Electronic Health Reporter https://electronichealthreporter.com 32 32 CMS: Advance Agenda For Rural Health and “Unleash Medical Innovation” https://electronichealthreporter.com/cms-advance-agenda-for-rural-health-and-unleash-medical-innovation/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/cms-advance-agenda-for-rural-health-and-unleash-medical-innovation/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:26:40 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18156 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Today, the Trump Administration proposed changes to further the agency’s priority to transform the healthcare delivery system through competition and innovation while providing patients with better value and results. The proposed rule would update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System […]

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HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-to-deliver-value-based-transformation-in-primary-care/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-to-deliver-value-based-transformation-in-primary-care/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:11:08 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18149 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announce the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will […]

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eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals https://electronichealthreporter.com/econsult-platform-use-in-community-primary-care-settings-reduces-uncompensated-care-provided-by-hospitals/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/econsult-platform-use-in-community-primary-care-settings-reduces-uncompensated-care-provided-by-hospitals/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:47:31 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18145 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

By Chris Jaeger, head of ACO and health system strategy, AristaMD. Rural hospitals are facing severe challenges in maintaining operating margin, with uncompensated care being a major factor. Telehealth eConsult platform use in local primary care settings to improve “right time, right place, right provider care” have been shown to decrease the number of patients […]

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Three Technologies Improving Mobility In Medicine https://electronichealthreporter.com/three-technologies-improving-mobility-in-medicine/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/three-technologies-improving-mobility-in-medicine/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:58:39 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18142 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

By Greg Shipmon, B2B channel development, Brother International Corporation One of the biggest trends in healthcare has a distinctly technical focus: clinical mobility, the use of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and mobile printers by physicians and nurses at the point of care. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the […]

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Solving the Riddle of Healthcare Data Liquidity: 3 Challenges To Preventing the Simple Exchange of Health Data https://electronichealthreporter.com/solving-the-riddle-of-healthcare-data-liquidity-3-challenges-to-preventing-the-simple-exchange-of-health-data/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/solving-the-riddle-of-healthcare-data-liquidity-3-challenges-to-preventing-the-simple-exchange-of-health-data/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:32:19 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18139 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

By David A. Watson, chief executive officer of Akiri, and former CTO, Kaiser Permanente. The American Medical Association (AMA) identifies one of the biggest challenges in healthcare today as the secure sharing and use of trusted health data in real time across the complex U.S. healthcare ecosystem. To hijack a Winston Churchill quote — data […]

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HHS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Rules To Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-extends-comment-period-for-proposed-rules-to-improve-the-interoperability-of-electronic-health-information/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-extends-comment-period-for-proposed-rules-to-improve-the-interoperability-of-electronic-health-information/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:05:52 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18135 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health information technology (health IT) and enabling patients to electronically access their health information. The new deadline for the submission of comments – June […]

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HHS Announces Next Steps In Advancing Interoperability of Health Information https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-announces-next-steps-in-advancing-interoperability-of-health-information/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-announces-next-steps-in-advancing-interoperability-of-health-information/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:02:20 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18133 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued for public comment draft two of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. HHS also released a notice of funding opportunity to engage a non-profit, industry-based organization that will advance nationwide interoperability. […]

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Social Determinants of Health: The Emerging Superheroes of Population Health Management https://electronichealthreporter.com/social-determinants-of-health-the-emerging-superheroes-of-population-health-management/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/social-determinants-of-health-the-emerging-superheroes-of-population-health-management/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:55:23 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18131 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

By Abhinav Shashank, CEO, Innovaccer. What causes two patients of the same age and with the same disease but from different regions to respond differently to a certain treatment? Even if these two patients appeared similar on paper, their lifestyles are very likely to differ — socioeconomic status, gender, race, ethnicity, family structure and education. […]

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Trends To Watch Out In the Development and Data-Driven Healthcare Technologies In 2019 https://electronichealthreporter.com/trends-to-watch-out-in-the-development-and-data-driven-healthcare-technologies-in-2019/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/trends-to-watch-out-in-the-development-and-data-driven-healthcare-technologies-in-2019/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:44:22 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18129 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

By Bentley Raynott, healthcare technology analyst, Tatvasoft. With the advent of new technologies, the entire healthcare industry is gearing up to adopt new initiatives. Marked with different growth patterns and trends that could vary within its different sub-domains, the industry seems to have witnessed a couple of contradicted situations with inconsistent stagnation in others. The […]

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CMS Issues Final Rule for the 2020 Annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters https://electronichealthreporter.com/cms-issues-final-rule-for-the-2020-annual-notice-of-benefit-and-payment-parameters/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/cms-issues-final-rule-for-the-2020-annual-notice-of-benefit-and-payment-parameters/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:12:14 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=18127 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 benefit year, also known as the 2020 Payment Notice.  The rule reduces user fees for plans offered on HealthCare.gov, and encourages the use of lower-cost generic drugs, while improving market stability and consumer choice. […]

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