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What Payment Reform Means for the Future of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care


2 July 2018
As the patient record becomes a commodity, it’s the analytics, the data warehouses and the connections that are going to define the winners in the future. Only a few HIT providers in today’s landscape are well-positioned to deliver this functionality to the providers who desperately need it.

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Unpacking the U.S. Federal Government’s Role in Advancing Health IT Interoperability Policies


28 June 2018
There are many options to consider as health IT policy levers can be any form of incentive, penalty or mandate used to effectuate change in support of health IT adoption, use or interoperability.

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Is Meaningful Use Over?


6 June 2018
Is Meaningful Use over? This question comes up a lot. We’ve got a simple answer: No, it’s not – but the name is.

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Ep. 61: Cerner's Dr. David McCallie on TEFCA, USCDI and Interoperability


27 February 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. David McCallie, Cerner’s senior vice president of medical Informatics. He discusses some of the details surrounding TECFA and USCDI and gives his thoughts on what’s next on the path toward interoperability.

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How Collaboration Can Advance Interoperability


19 February 2018
We’re accustomed to fierce competition as a core principle during the development of a new product or solution. This principle, however, must be abandoned when it comes time to develop the framework for advanced interoperability.

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How Health Care’s Regulatory Landscape is Shifting in 2018


7 February 2018
As the Trump administration closes out its first full year in office and moves into a new year, we’re taking a look at the many updates to U.S. health care policy.

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Ep. 55: Cerner's Meg Marshall on 2018 Regulatory Changes, Trends and Updates


23 January 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Meg Marshall helps us understand these moving pieces and what they mean for the health care industry.

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Deep Dive: ONC Draft U.S. Core Data for Interoperability


17 January 2018
On Jan. 5, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released two draft documents that promise profound impact on the activities and priorities of Health Information Networks (HINs), provider organizations that participate in them and the vendors that work with both to provide health IT (HIT) services.

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How Health Care Systems Can Prepare for 2018 Regulatory Updates


18 December 2017
When was the last time there were people dancing at work? I remember seeing some sweet dance moves in 2014 when Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was going to push the transition from International Classification of Diseases ninth revision (ICD-9) to ICD 10th revision (ICD-10) for the billing of diagnosis and procedures for one more year.

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Standards-Based APIs Are a Good Starting Point for 21st Century Cures


4 December 2017
At the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Annual Meeting, Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, highlighted the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) in improving interoperability.

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Kansas State Department's Dr. Susan Mosier on the Future of Medicaid: The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 48


28 November 2017
At the state level, there’s a lot of talk around health care reform and what it means for Medicaid, as well as some discussion around how Medicaid ties into population health management and social determinants of health.

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Cures Act Deep Dive: Electronically Accessible Health Information


22 November 2017
From Thursday, November 30 through December 1, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. One of the hottest topics will be the upcoming release of the draft of Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will lay the groundwork for nationwide interoperability between networks.

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The ONC's Dr. Donald Rucker on the Cures Act and More: The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 46


14 November 2017
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Donald Rucker, the national coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC is considered the beating heart of American health care policy, and one of its primary platforms is the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.

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How HIT Can Help Physicians Avoid Burnout


13 November 2017
Today, more than 50 percent of physicians experience burnout. By these numbers, we can consider this an epidemic. There are several causes of physician burnout, which makes this a difficult issue to address.

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Graham-Cassidy Bill Falls - Innovation is Core to Health Reform


28 September 2017
In this blog, we unpack the continuous Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read on!

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Dr. Doug Fridsma on the Future of Health Care:


19 September 2017
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how health care is evolving. Listen here. 

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CMS Ends Episode-based Payment Models – Now What? 


11 September 2017
As health care organizations move toward value-based care programs, there are three things to keep in mind. Read them here.

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Meaningful Use in 2018 and 2019: Planning for the Future


23 August 2017
We explore the landscape of MU in 2018 and 2019, including requirements, what to expect and how to prepare. Read more here.

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Lori Johnson on Meaningful Use Stage 3


15 August 2017
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss meaningful use stage 3 and attestation. Listen here.

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5 Blogs on the Opioid Crisis and Impact on the Health Industry


11 August 2017
These five blogs dive into this crisis and what the health care industry can do about it. Check out the list.

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Alternative Payment Models - The MACRA Quality Payment Program


29 June 2017
With the passage of MACRA, learn how alternative payment models are propelling health care towards value-based care.

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18 MACRAnyms You Should Know


28 June 2017
These 18 "MACRAnyms" will help you navigate frequently used terms surrounding MACRA and value-based care programs.

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Health Care Organizations Prepare for Meaningful Use Stage 3


27 June 2017
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how you can prepare for Meaningful Use stage 3. Listen here.

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Leveraging PDMPs to Curb Drug Abuse


24 May 2017
In order to help curb drug abuse, almost all states have created prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) that collect, monitor and analyze electronically transmitted prescribing and dispensing data. Some state legislators, which includes some Missouri lawmakers, refuse to support PDMPs due to privacy concerns.

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Dr. Kavita Patel on How Policy is Shaping New Models of Care


23 May 2017
In this episode, you’ll find out how policy is shaping health care IT and new models of care. Listen to The Cerner Podcast for more.

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Information Blocking Applied to Health IT Suppliers - Part 2


17 May 2017
In part 2 of this blog, we explore how information blocking applies to HIT developers as it relates to the 21st Century Cures Act. 

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Provider Information Blocking and Attestation - Part 1


15 May 2017
In part 1 of this blog, we explore how information blocking applies to HIT developers as it relates to the 21st Century Cures Act. 

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Dawn Ross on Regulatory Changes in the Health Care Industry


9 May 2017
In this podcast, we discuss how organizations can decipher the new rules and adapt to this ever-evolving marketplace.

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What Now for ACA?


29 March 2017
While the ACA lives to see another day, there are critical issues that require attention. Learn more about policy on our blog.

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What to Know with Changes Coming to Meaningful Use


17 March 2017
Regarding health IT-related federal policy, what will happen with meaningful use (MU)? Read more.

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