Category Archive: HIMSS

ONC Forum Addresses Transforming Patient Care through Interoperability

The recent ONC Interoperability Forum brought people together from ONC, its federal partners, the healthcare industry and the technology sector to learn about recent efforts to advance interoperability nationwide and identify concrete actions in respon…

HIMSS Executive Vice President Named Health Innovators Fellow at The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship program recently announced its fourth class of Health Innovators Fellows, including Indu Subaiya, executive vice president at HIMSS.

CMS Proposes Fundamental Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization Program

On August 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule focused on revamping the Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization Program. 

Advancing the Transformation of Healthcare on Capitol Hill

Prior to adjourning for the August recess, albeit an abbreviated break for the Senate, Congress was successful in accomplishing several key HIMSS policy priorities.

Leveraging Information and Technology to Mitigate the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal and State Levels

Every day, 115 Americans die from an opioid-related drug overdose. To encourage awareness about the public health epidemic, HIMSS is hosting a series of webinars on leveraging health information and technology to mitigate the opioid crisis at the feder…

Social Robotics Pioneer Confirmed to Keynote at Connected Health Conference 2018

Cynthia Breazeal, MS, ScD, a pioneer of social robotics and human robot interaction, is confirmed to take the stage as a main keynote speaker during the Connected Health Conference 2018.

CMS Finalizes Changes to Interoperability Initiatives and EHR Incentive Program for Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the final rule on the 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System. The final rule modifies the Medicare and Medicai…

Connected Health Conference 2018: Balancing Technology and the Human Element

The Connected Health Conference, taking place October 17-19 in Boston, will feature expanded programming with special events, an exhibition floor and educational sessions which offer a deep dive into health IT hot topics.

2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

With CMS’s new proposal, they hope to modernize Medicare payment policies, promoting access to virtual care, saving Medicare beneficiaries time and money while improving access to high-quality services no matter where they live.

CMS Proposes Changes to 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program

On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule which include their proposed updated to the Quality Payment Program in the Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fe…

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