Best of Health IT News: Week of 11/13/14

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

Nine in 10 Providers Pursuing Telemedicine, Despite Hurdles - Health IT Stays High on Agenda at AMA Meeting

According to Politico, telemedicine continues to grow amongst healthcare providers. Nine in 10 provider have begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program, and 64% already provide remote patient monitoring services. 

Report: EHRs Could Save Health Industry Up to $78B Over Five Years

According to iHealthBeat, a recent Juniper Research report has found that electronic health records could save the health care industry up to $78 billion over the next five years. 

Health Providers are Embracing Value-Based Care: Survey 

Medical Marketing & Media reports that of a survey of senior executives at 115 payers and 350 healthcare providers, the lack of clinician engagement was cited as the top concern. The survey also found that 90% of payers and 81% of providers now use value-based reimbursements (VBR) combined with fee-for-service. 

AMA Wants Penalties Removed from MU 

At the American Medical Association's Interim Meeting, the group called for penalties to be abolished from meaningful use. The AMA argues instead that the program should be reframed to focus more on interoperability. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:04:00 PM Categories: industry news

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