The “linchpin” for effectively using big data to customize individual care and to personalize medicine–while finding cures faster and at lower costs–is accurate information, according to Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of the Food..
If legislation to extend the ICD-10 compliance date and/or permit a 90-day EHR meaningful use reporting period in 2015 is to succeed, it will be during the next few days. And it will come in the form of a “CRomnibus,” a made-up word for an old congressional trick—shoving everything really important into a last minute-piece […]
Economic Outlook for Not-for-Profit Hospital from S&P
The nation’s hospitals have been tremendously flexible in adjusting to how the Great Recession roiled their finances, but they are still facing long-term declines in patient volume and other challenges to their bottom lines..
The attestation numbers for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program continue to disappoint, with only 3,655 eligible professionals and 164 eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals receiving payments for meeting the requirements through October 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ latest data. The figures, presented at the Health IT Policy Committee’s […]