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Massachusetts General Hospital pilots asynchronous virtual visits for chronically ill

Chronically ill patients who typically see their physicians four or more times per year may benefit from an approach known as asynchronous virtual visits. 

PwC-led team to offer 'open source' EHR to DoD

PwC has joined forces with Medsphere, DSS, Inc. and General Dynamics Information Technology to vie for the coveted U.S. Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record contract, and plans to merge "open source" software with commercial applications in its proposal, PwC has announced.

Molina Healthcare's new centralized procurement operation saves time, money

Accounts payable and the cloud may hold the secret to providing quality healthcare. In a  Fierce  exclusive, Bryce Berg of Molina Healthcare talks about how the organization's in-house centralized procurement operation keeps  admini strative costs  down while expanding staff and membership.

Why did Aetna pull the brakes on its CarePass mobile platform?

Since Aetna announced the closing of its CarePass mobile platform last month, industry experts have been trying to understand the cause of the breakdown, and whether the CarePass situation bodes badly for other insurer-led mobile engagement initiatives,  MobiHealthNews  reported.

Practices: Stop stalling on ICD-10

Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set October 1, 2015 as the official compliance date for providers and payers to transition to ICD-10, many physicians have not taken advantage of the extra time to get ready, according to an article from  MedPage Today.

OIG: Pentagon stuggles with initiative to speed up VA disability claims

The Department of Defense is having trouble rolling out its new electronic scanning system to expedite Department of Veterans Affairs disability claims decisions, according to a new report by the VA's Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Celebrity photo hack begs big question: What if it had been healthcare data?

What if it had been healthcare data? The big news this past holiday weekend wasn't about the weather or beach temperatures. It was about a high-profile hack into celebrity private photos stored in the cloud--most likely Apple's iCloud--and how hackers accessed and posted personal photos of moe than 100 female celebrities.

CMS to withhold even more data from Open Payment database

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid will likely withhold more data upon the public launch of the Open Payments database, which aims to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors.

ONC power team: Improvements needed to share patient queries, data

Improvements need to be made to the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation guidance and elsewhere to facilitate electronic health record queries for patient records for the 2017 edition of certified EHR technology, according to recommendations by the Health IT Standards Committee's Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) power team.

Changes in EHR use, QI initiatives help clinics to improve care

Small clinics often lack experience with quality improvement initiatives and electronic clinical data to help patients with diabetes, according to a case study of the Utah Beacon Experience. But with proper training, such facilities can use those resources to improve patient care.