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News by Topic: Health information technology

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Register
Oct 1, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) is seeking approval to test the use of electronic health records by behavioral health providers to determine the level and type of support needed to bring them forward to readiness for participation in value-based incentive payment systems in the future. Comments are due by October 31, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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2019 Eligible Hospital eCQM Flows are Available Now
Sep 25, 2018 - Discusses the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) 2019 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible hospitals, which have been published to the eCQI Resource Center. This includes a guide to help users understand the flows.
Source: eCQI Resource Center
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A Conversation with Danielle Culberson
Sep 18, 2018 - Radio interview with Danielle Culberson, a Health Information Technology Specialist with the Michigan Public Health Institute. Discussion includes electronic health records, meaningful use and promoting interoperability, and the technology implementation gap between urban and rural health systems, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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HHS: Request for Information Regarding the 21st Century Cures Act Electronic Health Record Reporting Program Federal Register
Aug 24, 2018 - Request for Information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program, established by the 21st Century Cures Act. Specifically requested is input on priorities on the intersection of health IT product-related reporting criteria and healthcare provider reporting criteria, as well as input on specific focus areas, including the reporting criteria categories required by the 21st Century Cures Act. Comments accepted through October 17, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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