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Denver hospital deploys hand hygiene monitoring system to boost adherence

Health systems are constantly working to decrease their rates of hospital-acquired infections. Beyond the obvious patient safety concerns, their bottom lines could depend on it, with new Medicaid payments systems that some states are adopting. The new requirements make it more critical than ever to reduce HAIs with specific targets for these infections. Denver Health […]

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Thursday proposed overhauling the Accountable Care Organization program in a number of ways related to EHRs and risk-based payment models.  On the technology front, and as part of the Administration’s broader MyHealthEData initiative, the new proposed rule would advance interoperability and give patients more control of their […]