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  • 13 May 2019 11:59 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    April 9, 2019 | Press Releases | Meditech

    Signature Healthcare recently signed to implement the integrated web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR), MEDITECH Expanse, across Signature Healthcare's acute care and ambulatory settings, including the organization’s physician practice group, Signature Medical Group. The organization saw integration and ROI as key drivers toward their decision.

    Signature will utilize Expanse across its organization, including a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians across 18 ambulatory locations.

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  • 08 May 2019 12:05 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare IT News | Mike Miliard | May 08, 2019 

    Despite one senator's hope to move deliberately with rulemakings and not repeat some errors of meaningful use, National Coordinator Donald Rucker said delays only lengthen the time that consumers are "not in control of their care."

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  • 08 May 2019 10:36 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    CAQH | May 8, 2019

    84 percent of “attachments” sharing medical information between providers and health plans are exchanged through mail or fax, resulting in administrative inefficiency and delays in patient care

    WASHINGTON, DC - 5/2/19 – CAQH CORE today released a white paper, “CAQH CORE Report on Attachments: A Bridge to a Fully Automated Future to Share Medical Documentation” on the challenges associated with the exchange of medical information and supplemental documentation used for healthcare administrative transactions. The report identifies five areas to improve processes and accelerate the adoption of electronic attachments.

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  • 08 May 2019 10:32 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Modern Healthcare | May 07, 2019 

    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday called for the Trump administration to give providers more time to implement part of a major rule to promote interoperability in healthcare.

    The CMS and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued two rules in February that target information blocking, implement interoperability and require all health IT companies to use the same application programming interface two years after the policies are finalized. Hospitals also will be required to send doctors notifications when a patient is discharged.

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  • 08 May 2019 10:30 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Modern Healthcare | May 7, 2019

    Practice Fusion, an electronic health records vendor acquired by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions last year, has received a grand jury subpoena as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

    Allscripts disclosed the subpoena in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

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  • 03 May 2019 1:29 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    May 01, 2019 | Amy Baxter | Diagnostics

    A Harvard undergrad has created a computer program that can improve the treatment of tuberculosis, an infectious disease with unique challenges thanks to its shapeshifting ability to resist drugs.

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  • 25 Apr 2019 3:40 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    By Bill Siwicki | Healthcare IT News | April 25, 2019 

    Experts from across health IT, including members of the HL7 board and advisory council, say the new standard can do big things for data exchange, but it's not a cure-all.

    On January 2, Health Level Seven debuted the new version of its interoperability specification. Many CIOs and technologists in healthcare have been awaiting the fourth iteration of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard – FHIR 4, for short – because future changes now will be backward compatible.

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  • 19 Apr 2019 10:39 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    NASCO | Apr 18, 2019

    NASCO, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. and Express Scripts to form a consortium focused on delivering breakthrough technologies for the healthcare industry. The consortium, named Coalesce Health Alliance (Coalesce), is initially focused on evaluating the application of blockchain to improve the efficiency and accuracy of member healthcare data exchanges across entities within the Blues' ecosystem.

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  • 18 Apr 2019 3:15 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    By Jessica Bartlett – Reporter, Boston Business Journal | April 18. 2019

    Boston Medical Center has received nearly $90 million in federal funding to substantially reduce opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts communities, as one of four institutions selected to address the nation’s opioid epidemic.

    The Boston hospital received $89 million to support an effort under a cooperative agreement backed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over the three years.

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  • 18 Apr 2019 10:44 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Apr 15, 2019 |Wicked Local Concord from a submission by Emerson Hospital.

    A coalition of 10 independent Massachusetts health systems, including 14 community hospitals, have formed the Massachusetts Value Alliance to enhance their efforts in delivering high-quality, patient-centered and cost-effective care to their communities.

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