AMA Passes Augmented Intelligence Policy

The American Medical Association has passed a policy that addresses use of augmented intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry—a first for the organization.

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As VA Deals with Rampant Infighting and Turnover, Lawmakers Call for Swift Action with EHR Project

A group of US lawmakers contend, in a letter to the acting Veterans Affairs administrator, that a combination of staffing vacancies and the appointment of ethically compromised VA officials has contributed to “malign neglect” of efforts to modernize the VA’s the electronic health record (EHR) system.

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CMS Announces Overhauls to Meaningful Use in Proposed Rule
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CMS Announces Overhauls to Meaningful Use in Proposed Rule

CMS announced that it is renaming and overhauling the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program as well as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in a new proposed rule.

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Senate Committee Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Abuse

The Opioid Response Act of 2018 calls for boosting funding to state-based substance abuse registries and other data sharing tools to reduce prescription opioid abuse.

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CMS Considering Blue Button 2.0 Mandate for Medicare Advantage

CMS is encouraging health insurers to use data release platforms for enrollees that either “meet or exceed the capabilities of CMS’s Blue Button 2.0,” according to an announcement from the agency.

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Panicked Patients Question Portal Best Practices

A recent study surveyed active portal users to find out how well patients understand the data and test results released to them through portals.

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