The latest meaningful use attestation data demonstrates some progress in terms of attestations. Whether that forward motion is steady, though, remains to be seen. As of August 25, approximately 143 eligible hospitals and 3,152 eligible providers had summited meaningful use Stage 2. Compared to July’s tally, which found 78 EHs and 1,898 EPs attesting to…Details
In the data breach at Community Health Systems, hackers used malware to penetrate the firewall and, once inside, accessed some 4.5 million medical. Many healthcare organizations, similar to Community Health Systems, are equally vulnerable to data breaches and frustration is setting in as they would like to better secure data but do not have the…Details
Hospital readmissions present a key policy issue for clinical leaders of state Medicaid programs. A recent study led by state Medicaid medical directors and conducted by AcademyHealth with support from and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sought to examine hospital admissions and readmission and understand the prevalence, costs, and clinical reasons for…Details
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