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The HIMSS has listed interoperability, cybersecurity, and telehealth as its three biggest policy priorities for Congress to act on this year. Support robust interoperability and health information...
Congressional inquiries and stakeholder frustration regarding the lack of meaningful data exchange have resonated at ONC and will result in additional resources for health providers. To read the...
Senate HELP Committee announces Health IT committee hearing on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10AM EST, 9AM CST.
Deadline for Eligible Providers (EPs) to attest to the Iowa Medicaid EHR Meaningful Use(MU) Incentive program has been extended until March 31,2015. For details of the news and announcement: http://...
Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) published a draft version of their Interoperability Roadmap for public comment: Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A...
Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 was released in draft form Monday, December 8. The HITPU article on the Plan is available online, and an Office of the National Coordinator blog post also...
Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization Proposed Regulation was released Monday, December 1. HIMSS prepared an article for the Health IT Policy Update (HITPU). CMS also prepared...
December 19, 2014 The Iowa Medical Board has published new proposed rules for the practice of telemedicine in the state that closely resemble those the American Medical Association endorsed this...
12/5 IHIN Government Relations/Legislative Watch Iowa Health Information Network governance change proposed: The Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) currently functions under a state government-...
12/1 CMS Answers Call for Telehealth by ACOs Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may soon allow Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to use telehealth in patient care. On Monday, in a...
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient CHICAGO (November 25, 2014) – University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, have been...