Increasing Health Data Interoperability, BigData, Cloud, Exchange, ICD-10 Lay Foundation for Accountable Care

These are important foundations that enable ubiquitous digital health data in a standard interchange, enabling in-depth analysis and increasingly, Cloud and Software as a Service methods to deploy, store and use the information to improve healthcare. These in turn are important foundations to enable Accountable Care. ICD-10 is the new data standard that will express the condition of the patient and how providers get reimbursed.

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5 Experts at San Diego Healthcare Innovation Summit April 17th at Scripps La Jolla

Experts to Review Electronic Health Care Innovation, Regulations and Mobile Health at Scripps, April 17th To register and for more information:¬†http://bit.ly/SDHIS417 A group of companies will participate in a comprehensive…

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PPACA Supreme Court Hearings Coverage in Social Media Need Holistic View

If The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is repealed it will be interesting to see if it is repealed in whole or in part. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may excise the individual mandate requiring health insurance coverage, or it could strike it down entirely.

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use, Interoperability of EMRs and ICD-10. What is CMS, ONC and HIPAA Impact on Accountable Care Organizations?

One of the key questions will be how the EMR provides a foundation with the Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) for comparative effectiveness data over the life span of a patient (sometimes called the continuum of care) and whether CDA standards currently proposed will accomplish that. Informatics people call this "longitudinal clinical data."

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Health Insurance Exchange in Idaho and Rhode Island Move Closer to Reality

The Idaho Department of Insurance and the Department of Health and Welfare drafted legislation to establish a health insurance exchange. In Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln Chafee issued an executive order establishing an Exchange. Financing of the Idaho exchange is not included in the draft. Carriers are not required to participate in the exchange, nor does it dicate whether carriers must offer insurance inside or outside the exchange.

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Health Care Reform is a Journey Not an Event

The recent passage of national health care reform legislation is an important milestone in the process of moving toward providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. However, significant…

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