HHS Secretary Azar Praises Release of State Relief and Empowerment Waiver Concepts

30. November 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released four State Relief and Empowerment Waiver concepts that states can utilize, under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to design new approaches to make healthcare coverage more affordable and accessible in their communities. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding ...

HHS Announces Winners of Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge

29. November 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the safe use of health information technology (health IT) and electronic health records (EHRs), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the winners of the Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge. Winners of this challenge created software tools that could help clinicians report EHR usability and ...