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Lou Agosta's Feedback to HHS regarding EHR Certification

Read the feedback Lou Agosta sent to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS, on the Definition and Criteria of Meaningful Use of the reimbursement for the acquisition of certified Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) under the HITECH portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

This blog is an open forum for EMR, EHR, HIT and HIPAA related information.
The Healthcare IT Guy

This blog discusses a variety of healthcare IT topics.
Wall Street Journal Health Blog

WSJ's blog on health and the business of health.
Healthcare Informatics Blogs

A variety of healthcare topics and opinions can be found on these 25 healthcare guest blogs.
The Health Care Blog

The Health Care Blog (THCB) is a group blog that prints original material from many contributors (some regular, some not so regular) and reprints (by permission) great posts from other bloggers. THCB has acquired a reputation as one of the most respected independent voices in the healthcare industry.
A Healthy System from the Technology CEO Council

This open letter from the Technology CEO Council to the leaders of U.S. business, government, technology and health care includes recommendations.
Quality Outcomes Reporting Optimizes Payment for Care

Visit this website to download a PDF of the white paper entitled "Quality Outcomes Reporting Optimizes Payment for Care."

News and analysis targeting healthcare executives, includes information technology, but not limited to IT.

This website provides the point of view of the Obama Administration.
HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is the offspring of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The HIMSS Analytics Database was originally derived from the Dorenfest IHDS+ Database™ in July 2004. The database is now known as the HIMSS Analytics™ Database.
National Committee for Quality Assurance

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) sponsors and promotes the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). This is a tool used by many of America's health plans to try to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.

Sg2 is a heavy-duty, provider-oriented information intermediary for healthcare professionals. Michael Sachs, CEO, is a visionary, whose opinions are always worth considering. He does for healthcare what Gideon Gartner did years ago for technology – acts as a trusted intermediary and information broker. As the U.S. system transitions from turning the crank on procedures and office visits ever faster to managing clusters of related symptoms and treatments, Sachs’s views hold out hope that providers will not be skinned alive (the latter phrase is mine, not Sachs’s). Registration is required. But worth it.
Wall Street Journal Online Healthcare Front Page

A source for current news.
Atul Gawande

An award-winning surgeon and author, Atul Gawande has a message you can't afford to pass up. President Obama is reading him and referring to him in press conferences. Perhaps you should too. Start with the "Cost Conundrum."

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