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ONC unveils new plan for combating clinician burnout

With a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, drawn up as required by the 21st Century Cures Act, the agency puts forth its plan to help alleviate the burden of documentation and reporting requirements, and boost EHR usability. WHY IT MATTERS The strategic plan, developed by the Office of the […]

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CMU, Pitt to outfit DoD with robotic trauma care tech

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have each have been awarded four-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an autonomous trauma care system. WHY IT MATTERS The autonomous or nearly autonomous system, “TRAuma Care In a Rucksack” (TRACIR), is essentially a backpack containing an inflatable vest or […]

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HIMSS writes new definition of interoperability

HIMSS has crafted a new definition for interoperability and is seeking public feedback on it. HIMSS, the owner of Healthcare IT News, described the new concept as one specifically fit for the larger healthcare ecosystem. Mari Greenberger, senior director of informatics at HIMSS, explained that there are now four layers to the proposed interoperability definition: […]

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DOJ lawyer in Greenway case: EHR vendors are now on notice

When Greenway Health settled the $57.25 million False Claims and Anti-Kickback charges with the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday, the EHR vendor became the second one to meet a similar fate. eClinicalWorks in late May of 2017 settled its own False Claims case to the tune of $155 million. With the major settlements completed, […]