CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will leave her post at the end of February. Number 2 at CMS, Andy Slavitt will be the interim Administrator
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It has been a rapidly changing landscape for health information technology these past few years. A lot of factors have contributed to this. Leading the policy has been the federal government instituting incentive programs to encourage health IT adoption.
By Chuck Buck – Despite a significant lobbying effort mounted by a small but very vocal minority within the healthcare industry, the implementation of ICD-10 is expected to proceed without further delay. The failed push marked a third attempt to delay the Oct. 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation deadline well into 2017.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), has released its findings from a August 2014 ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey. WEDI has been conducting ICD-10 readiness surveys since 2009. The surveys measure industry progress and help identify where providers may be struggling with compliance.
By William Hersh – One of my ongoing concerns for data analytics/data science/Big Data in biomedicine and health is that despite the growth of articles and other writing, the accomplishments of using these tools, especially as would be documented in peer-review journals, continues to be small.
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