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Proposed skilled nursing facility payment rule: Health IT, HIE 'essential'

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is continuing its strategy to  nudge non-Meaningful Use providers to adopt electronic health records and participate in health information exchanges (HIEs), this time via its proposed 2016 payment rule for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

Payers need predictive analytics to better manage risk

In today's post-Affordable Care Act  business-to-consumer insurance market, payers will sink or swim based on their ability to adopt analytics, according to  LifeHealthPro.

Surescripts launches patient record locator service

Surescripts is taking a new step to increase interoperability, implementing its national record locator service with vendors Epic, eClinicalWorks and Greenway Health to locate patients' electronic records stored in any health care location.

CommonWell Health Alliance to take network national

CommonWell Health Alliance continues to make interoperability more of a reality, announcing that five of its vendor members are going national.

Congress is its own roadblock to interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has received a large number of comments on its draft interoperability road map. Some commenters have praised it; others have offered criticisms....

Groups forge ahead with interoperability sans ONC

Stakeholders in health information exchange are not waiting on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's interoperability roadmap; instead they are taking their own steps to improve data sharing among electronic health record systems. 

Chilmark: Rep. Mike Burgess' interoperability 'discussion draft' heavy handed

Rep. Mike Burgess's "discussion draft" on interoperability, which received much media attention in March but was not made available to the public, is a "heavy handed" way to require interoperability and would entangle the industry in "red tape, reporting and recriminations," according to an article from Chilmark Research.

Health data sharing between Canadian providers behind the curve

Canada has made considerable progress in adopting electronic health records, and now must focus its attention on sharing the data within, according to a new commentary from the C.D. Howe Institute.

CMS, ONC release proposed rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have issued their proposed rules outlining the requirements for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use incentive program.

WEDI: Blue Button awareness improving 'slowly'

The Blue Button initiative is beginning to catch on, according to the latest survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.