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All the Tools in the Toolbox: How ONC Delivered Value In 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD responds to a Boston Globe article that characterizes the ONC as “an office whose primary role has been cheerleader” by publicly outlining how the ONC delivered value in 2012.

Prison Time for Health Data Theft

An emergency department registration clerk from a Florida hospital was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for inappropriately accessing 760,000 electronic health records and then selling contact information of about 12,000 motor vehicle accident patients to a co-conspirator, who used the data to solicit legal and chiropractic business.

Medicare Program; Request for Information on Hospital and Vendor Readiness for Electronic Health Records Hospital Inpatient Quality Data Reporting; Extension of Comment Period

CMS has extended the deadline for public comments on EHR inpatient quality data reporting until February 1.

Association Between Quality Improvement for Care Transitions in Communities and Rehospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries

A JAMA study quantifies the result of implementing evidence-based post-discharge interventions and concludes that while hospital readmissions dropped six percent, so did hospital admissions, resulting in an unchanged percentage of readmissions among overall admissions.

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