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September 2011 - Posts

The Politics of Health Care

HHS Launches New Initiative to Strengthen Primary Care
September 28, 2011 12:39 PM by Lisa Algeo
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched a new initiative made possible by the Affordable Care Act to help primary care practices deliver higher quality, more coordinated and patient-centered care. Under the new initiative, Read More...
New Innovation Winners Honored by Secretary Sebelius
September 27, 2011 9:42 AM by Lisa Algeo
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday announced six winners for Round 3 of the HHS innovates program, and said the program is part of an HHS-wide initiative "to build a constant thrust of innovation into the everyday operations Read More...
Industry Leaders Look Back on Year One of Meaningful Use
September 14, 2011 4:24 PM by Adrianne OBrien
During a press briefing in Washington D.C., hosted by the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), HIMSS and Electronic Health Record Association, industry leaders assessed year one of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Read More...
HHS to Empower Patients to Increase Secure Access to Health Information
September 13, 2011 11:46 AM by Lisa Algeo
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday proposed new rules that would expand the rights of patients to access their health information through the use of health information technology (IT). Specifically, the new rules would Read More...
Affordable Care Act Delivers Lower Costs to More Seniors With Medicare
September 8, 2011 10:25 AM by Lisa Algeo
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare are seeing reduced costs for important health care -- through both discounts on brand-name drugs in the Medicare Part D Read More...
HHS Announces $11.9 Million to Implement HIT in Rural Areas
September 7, 2011 12:38 PM by Lisa Algeo
Rural health networks across the nation will receive more than $11.9 million to support their adoption of health information technology (HIT) and certified electronic health records (EHR). The funding announced last week by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Read More...
Healthcare in 2012
September 7, 2011 9:37 AM by Lynn
Considering the discussions, challenges and controversy surrounding healthcare reform, new healthcare delivery model concepts and 2012 being an election year, what do you think healthcare will look like in 2012, 2013…beyond? Will it be anything like it Read More...


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