A review by the Office of the Inspector General finds that Medicare is not adequately overseeing the Meaningful Use program, leaving it vulnerable to paying incentives to Eligible Providers and hospitals that have inaccurately claimed their compliance.
A Toronto newspaper reviews Canada’s ambitious and expensive e-health program that still leaves it behind much of the industrial world, with 80 percent of physician practices still using paper charts.
The startup, which summarizes its smartphone-based population management tool as a “check engine” light for humans, raises its investment total to $8.2 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.
HHS issues a guide describing acceptable method for de-identifying patient information to comply with HIPAA’s privacy rule.
Leapfrog Group issues its second set of hospital grades on patient safety, with a significant number of hospitals moving two letter grades up or down due to new data and an adjusted methodology. One of the 25 hospitals that earned an F is Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, while Cleveland Clinic’s grade slipped from a C to a D.