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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HHS Urges Court to Dismiss Lawsuit from ROI Vendor

HHS contends that a lawsuit filed against it by release of information vendor Ciox lacks standing and is asking the US District Court in Washington, DC to dismiss it.

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Block Chain a New Frontier for HIM
Apr18

Block Chain a New Frontier for HIM

While health information exchanges struggle with accurate query hit rates, the healthcare industry is eyeing another paradigm shift with block chains.

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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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