May 2, 2013
The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition — the largest and most respected health IT event in North America — is known for its world-class education. The search is on for industry thought leaders to submit proposals for presenting educational content at HIMSS14.
Your submission should demonstrate a case study approach on the adoption and optimal use ...
April 30, 2013
This Intensive Healthcare Informatics Bootcamp will Provide a Foundation for Selecting, Implementing and using HIT to Improve Quality, Efficiency and Care Coordination.
Attend Online at the University of Illinois at Chicago
(UIC) and Prepare Yourself for Data Driven Healthcare
This program is designed to accelerate your competencies with Health ...
April 30, 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed an array of new tools to educate consumers and health care providers about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.
Many consumers are unfamiliar with their rights under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. With that in ...
April 26, 2013
CMS had posted two updated FAQs related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. FAQs include information on how EHR incentive payments will be affected by sequestration, as well as guidance on how to successfully attest following an EHR vendor transition. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few ...
April 12, 2013
Incentive payments made through the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program are subject to the mandatory reductions in federal spending known as sequestration, required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Incentive Payment Reduction
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 postponed sequestration for two months. As required by law, President Obama issued a sequestration order ...
April 10, 2013
All eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) attesting to receive an incentive payment for either the Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program may be subject to an audit.
Pre- and Post-Payment Audits
CMS and its contractor, Figliozzi and Company, perform audits on Medicare and dually-eligible (Medicare and ...
April 3, 2013
CHITREC establishes innovative program to connect with Chicagoland healthcare providers
Regional Extension Center Aims to Support
Implementation of Electronic Health Records
(Chicago, Ill.) April 2, 2013—The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC), a federally funded program to Northwestern University, has developed LAUNCH, a program designed ...
March 25, 2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, M.D., today announced HHS’s plan to accelerate health information exchange (HIE) and build a seamless and secure flow of information essential to transforming the health care system.”Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we are ...
March 20, 2013
ONC has launched the first in a series of web pages tailored to meet the health IT needs of Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and small, rural hospitals. This effort is in support of our goal to see 1,000 CAHs and small, rural hospitals obtain Meaningful Use by the end of 2014. The pages are ...
March 14, 2013
Dr. Fred Rachman, co-executive director of the Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) was recently featured as one of three Regional Extension Centers (RECs) in a radio interview with HealthcareNOWradio.com, a health information technology (health IT) radio station.
The interview highlights plans for the future of health IT and achievements from RECs such ...Older Posts»