CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announces that Meaningful Use will soon be shut down, explaining “Now that we effectively have technology into virtually every place care is provided, we are now in the process of ending Meaningful Use and moving to a new regime culminating with the MACRA implementation.”
McKesson shares fell 10 percent after dropping the upper limit of its 2016 EPS forecast from $13.00 to $12.90.
A study analyzing malpractice claims from 2012-2013 uncovers 248 cases in which health IT was cited as having caused patient harm. 80 percent of the health IT related claims resulted in moderate or severe harm to the patient.
The National Center for Policy Analysis publishes a report critical of the Texas Medical Board for its efforts to limit telehealth visits in the state, noting that Texas ranks last in the country for access to medical care.