CMS released a Request for Information seeking public input on the concept of CMS creating a directory with information on health care providers and services or a “National Directory of Healthcare Providers and Services”.Read More
By Hilary Marston MD MPH & Ann Meeker-O’Connell MS – Clinical trials play a crucial role in advancing science and supporting the development of new medical products to address unmet patient needs. Reliable data from well-designed trials about a medical product’s safety and effectiveness are critical.
By Stephanie Garcia & Carmen Smiley – Real world health data are critical for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). However, it’s often difficult, expensive, and time consuming for researchers to access real-world clinical health data because of privacy concerns, security restrictions, and usage issues.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines in 2022.
By Steven Posnack MS MHS – On October 6, 2022, we reach the deadline for the information blocking regulations. Moving forward, expect to see periodic, experience-driven regulatory updates as well as continued work.
CMS wants to remind Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants that the EHR reporting period for new and returning participants is a minimum of any continuous, self-selected, 90-day period.
By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – When talking about artificial intelligence today, people are usually referring to predictive models—often driven by machine learning techniques—that “learn” from historic data and make predictions, recommendations, or classifications (outputs) which inform or drive decision making.
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including the USCDI v4 Submission Period, closes on 9/30, a new Data Brief that found fewer than 1 in 5 primary care physicians electronically exchanged patient health information with public health agencies & more!
By Ryan Argentieri & Jen Layden – The ONC and CDC are working together to strengthen Public Health Systems, tools, and practices that keep us safe.