Governance & regulation

A caregiver’s guide: Finance protection for those with Alzheimer’s

For someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimers disease, preventing identity theft and maintaining good credit can seem impossible. Credit problems and identity issues can be difficult to guard against during the best of circumstances, but for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimers disease a form of dementia that affects thinking, memory and behavior preventing identity

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Innovation foundation: Smart data governance is a team sport

Five roles to develop and four rules to follow for effective and secure data governance in the age of AI, analytics, pop health and precision medicine. Data governance is one of the foundational must-dos for any health system looking to innovate its strategies to drive operational efficiencies, boost quality improvement, optimize population health management or

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Nationwide prescription safety alert system proposed by House bill

The bipartisan legislation would require HHS to work with the private sector to analyze data from payers and pharmacists, flagging patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history. A House bill introduced on Aug. 30 would create a nationwide Prescription Safety Alert System, designed to better protect patients at risk of opioid overuse.If passed,

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely.Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart

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Nearly 12 million people enrolled in 2018 health coverage under the ACA

A final federal report shows a minimal drop in sign-ups despite the Trump administrations disdain for the health-care law. A total of 11.8 million Americans signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018, a drop of just 400,000 from the previous year despite widespread predictions that enrollment would plummet amid political and insurance

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Q&A: Tom Leary on What the White House’s Proposed 2019 Budget Means for Health IT

The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal was released earlier this month and its funding plans present a bit of a mixed bag for healthcare IT. The budget proposes deep cuts to the Health and Human Services Department, but at the same time signals a desire to expand other top-line healthcare priorities, such as cybersecurity and

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