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HHS lays out 4-part health IT strategic plan

HHS publishes a broad health IT strategic plan for 2014-2018 that focuses on expanding health IT adoption, coordinating the development of interoperability standards, and integrating clinical best practices.

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center staff adheres to ‘circle of care’ approach

In a recently released Maryland Hospital Patient Safety Program Annual Report, the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene named EHR systems as a culprit in some adverse events. The report explains, “The inability to access pending tests or results has led to delays in treatment, inappropriate discharges and futile surgeries.”

Proposed patient-centered telemedicine policy raises licensing questions

The Federation of State Medical Boards will vote on a new telemedicine policy that requires physicians to be licensed in the state where the patient is located when telemedicine visits are conducted.The proposal is being called an unnecessary barrier to telehealth expansion and adoption by advocates.

ONC, West Health see mobile interoperability saving $30B annually

A white paper published by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute claims that if mobile medical devices had greater interoperability the nation could avoid $30 billion a year in wasteful healthcare spending.

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  1. Seriously? West Health (a VC type under a NPO label) and ONC itself is claiming 30B savings from interoperability of mobile health devices?

    Someone needs to refocus ONC on the fundamentals instead of being stood up in front of VC events in California and pumping a deceitful message.

    This is just so out of hand. I expect it from the VCs / Propeller Heads and Healths – but not from ONC.

    I thought that would end when they sent Farzad packing! Apparently not the case.

    Another salvo from DeSalvo…







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