Blog Profile / Healthcare, Technology & Government 2.0

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Industry

AI and Industry 4.0 The entire world is feeling the impact of established and emerging artificial intelligence techniques tools. This is transforming society and all areas of business including healthcare and biomedicine, retail and finance, transportation and auto, and all verticals. Show More Summary

#CornerCameras: An AI for your blind-spot

Compatible with smartphone cameras, MIT CSAIL system for seeing around corners could help with self-driving cars and search-and-rescue Earlier this year researchers at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh recognized, there is a way to tease out information on the object even from apparently random scattered light. Show More Summary

Teleoperating robots with virtual reality

MIT CSAIL's VR system could make it easier for factory workers to telecommute Certain industries have not traditionally had the luxury of telecommuting. For example, many manufacturing jobs require a physical presence to operate machinery.But...Show More Summary

Unlock the Power of Your Data

I have a confession to make - I am a data geek. I love the clear and precise nature of data. Data are foundational to everything. Properly organized data become the building blocks for information, which leads to knowledge and ultimately, wisdom. Show More Summary

The AI For Good Global Summit

The world's brightest minds in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and humanitarian action meet with industry leaders and academia at the AI for Good Global Summit, 7-9 June 2017, to discuss how AI will assist global efforts to address poverty, hunger, education, healthcare and the protection of our environment. Show More Summary

Snowmageddon and the 2017 Digital Health Evangelist Award

Each year fifty of the leading entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, reporters, and providers dedicated to bringing technological advancements to healthcare are recognized at the Top 50 in Digital Health dinner hosted by Rock Health, Fenwick & West, Goldman Sachs, and Square 1 Bank. Show More Summary

Exit Memo: Department of Health and Human Services

Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell | January 5, 2017 Introduction In 1798, President John Adams signed the “Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen,” creating a network of hospitals to care for merchant seamen and setting the foundation for what would become the United States Public Health Service Corps. Show More Summary

National Governors Association publishes an interoperability roadmap and website

As more of healthcare is turned to the purview of the states this document will have increasing importance New and innovative health care delivery and the payment infrastructure to support those reforms must be built on the interoperable exchange of health data. Show More Summary

National Coordinator for Health IT Speaks at #ONC2016

Remarks below are (loosely) transcribed from remarks at the 2016 ONC Annual Meeting by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC: How is everybody doing? A little louder! I'm going to have to rally up the crowd for the last visitor, former Secretary Sebelius. Show More Summary

Military Health System EHR is Christened GENESIS

The new system to transform military health records has an official name. Military Health System (MHS) officials say the new electronic health record (EHR) will be called MHS GENESIS and will launch at the end of calendar year 2016.Show More Summary

Rules on New Payment Models MIPS APMs

The much anticipated proposed regulations on the implementation of MACRA relating to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in Medicare Fee-for-Service have finally been released. MACRAShow More Summary

Key themes and take-aways from #HIMSS16

The annual HIMSS conference in Las Vegas was once again packed with news, keynotes and educational sessions bringing us all up to speed on important advances in health care. The major themes for HIMSS16 included interoperability andShow More Summary

#HIMSS16 Las Vegas Here We Come

The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is coming up between February 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. This is the Super Bowl of health IT and will bring together over 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Show More Summary

Senate HELP Committee Releases Draft of Bill to Help Improve Health Information Technology for Doctors & Patients

The Senate HELP Committee has released for feedback a staff discussion draft of the committee’s bipartisan legislation to improve health information technology, including electronic health records. The draft legislation is the result...Show More Summary

The End of Meaningful Use As We Know It

Meaningful use called and said, "The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated." Seriously, a careful parsing of acting CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt's comments last week does not lead to the conclusion that meaningful use as...Show More Summary

Summary of the HIT Policy Committee Report to Congress

Below is a summary of the HIT Policy Committee Report: "Challenges and Barriers to Interoperability" submitted to Congress today:The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 was signed by the President on December 1, 2014. Show More Summary

2016 CMS Quality Strategy

The goal of the updated CMS Quality Strategy is to shift Medicare payments from volume to value – tying 30% of traditional Medicare payments to alternative payment models and tying 85% of all traditional Medicare payments to quality or value by the end of 2016. Show More Summary

GAO Report: Government’s Electronic Health Records Program Actually Slowing Down Data Sharing Between Doctors and Hospitals

Majority of electronic health records experts surveyed say the meaningful use program’s requirements take time away from achieving this “interoperability” A study done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the “Congressional...Show More Summary

Stage 3 Meaningful Use and 2015 Edition Certification

CMS has released the proposed rules for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use. The ONC also released a companion proposed rule outlining the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria that modifies the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The rules were published in the Federal Register on March 30, and public comments will be due by May 29th. Show More Summary

Health IT Implications of the Doc Fix - SGR and MIPS

Permanent legislation has been introduced by bipartisan committee leaders in the House and Senate to permanently replace the sustainable growth rate. The bipartisan, bicameral bill seeks to end the cycle of annual ‘Doc Fix’ crises that...Show More Summary

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