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CMS Approves the Maryland’s Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model

Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced the federal approval of Maryland’s Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model, known as the “Maryland Model” contract. This innovative approach to health care provider payment is unique to Maryland and made possible via a contract between CMS and the state. 

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Christus Health Talks About How They Integrate and Organize Data Across the Enterprise

Data growth at CHRISTUS has come from shifts in care delivery from fee for service to payment for value and from acute episodic care to chronic disease management. In addition to operational information like billing, registration, etc., clinical data is being captured in greater volumes. 

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Colorado Use Public Health & HIE to Investigate Communicable Disease

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) works to protect citizens of Pueblo, Colorado from communicable diseases, such as rabies, pertussis, flu and tuberculosis. They track public health issues like outbreaks of illness, educate the community and local businesses, monitor food and water safety, run a clinic for women’s services and sexual health, and much more.

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Privacy in the Age of Algorithm

Cognizant's center for the future of work leaders will discuss how to prepare for changes to your business and customers privacy in this age of ever changeing algorithims an provide insights for out newest thought leadership on privacy. 

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Cerner Evaluates the question: Is Meaningful Use Over?

The EHR Incentive Program, commonly known as Meaningful Use (MU), has been considered over or has “died” many times, but it is still around. The latest “death” of the MU program is rooted in recent rule making by CMS: In the  Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for 2019 federal fiscal year, CMS changed the name of the EHR Incentive Program/MU to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program, applicable to both Medicare and Medicaid. That name change is tied to a shift in the program away from incentives for EHR use and a refocusing of the program on interoperability. 
 

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Step by Step Guide to Fix Provider Data Issue Hurting Payers, Providers, and Patients @ CAQH

CAQH discusses provider data drives the most fundamental processes in the healthcare system. Industry stakeholders rely on it to connect patients with their healthcare providers, license providers, exchange information and pay for services. Though the industry spends more than $2 billion annually1 to maintain provider data, inaccuracies and inefficiencies are still pervasive. 

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Booz Allen Hosts Panel of Policy Experts to Discuss Blockchain in Healthcare

Booz Allen recently hosted a panel of policy leaders and practitioners from both the public and private sector to discuss blockchain’s potential in healthcare. The panelists all acknowledged that without the advantages offered by blockchain, information availability can only take healthcare so far. Today’s pressing challenge is how to ensure the accuracy, authenticity, and reliability of critical information—at scale.

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American Heart Association Using AI To Predict, Prevent And Treat Cardiovascular Diseases

AHA discusses legacy medical devices and how they are “a key vulnerability for hospitals and health systems,” related to cybersecurity, and device “manufacturers. AHA encourages support end-users in providing a secure environment for safe patient care.

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ACR To Use AI to Better Meet The Clinical Needs of Radiologist

The ACR brings a strong clinical perspective, decades of experience creating imaging standards, and a history of promoting imaging informatics solutions, such as DICOM, that help the imaging technology landscape evolve and thrive.

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Liquid Biopsies: Past, Present, and Future

For years, researchers have been trying to figure out better ways to find out if a person has cancer and to find it early when it’s most curable. They want a test that’s easier on patients and faster for doctors. One idea that’s gaining ground is called a liquid biopsy. The concept is that your doctor may one day be able to use a small sample of your blood to screen for cancer, before you have any symptoms.

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