17 December 2018
The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act is a significant step in combating the opioid crisis. Here are six ways it will impact and provide opportunities for the health care IT industry.
9 October 2018
On Tuesday, Cerner CEO Brent Shafer used his keynote speech to announce our latest effort in combating the opioid crisis, the Solutions Gallery opened its doors to clients, partners and associates; and a full slate of sessions covered the most current issues in health care.
17 September 2018
Phishing attacks, malware and ransomware are at the top of Becker’s list of cybersecurity threats to health care organizations. Breaches are achieved through a brute force approach, where a bad actor repeatedly tries to guess a user name and password, or through human error, for instance with an email recipient clicking on an attachment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.