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.
90% of Medicare Will Be Value-Based Reimbursement by 2018
Health IT Analytics reports that HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell has announced a new timeline that hopes to see 90% of Medicare payments transformed into value-based reimbursements by the end of 2018. HHS has outlined three strategies to achieve this goal: incentives, care quality improvement tactics, and health IT and data analytics adoption.
Consumer Interest in Telemedicine Continues to Rise
According to Fierce Health IT, a recent survey by EHR comparison site Software Advice has found that 75% of patients who have not used telemedicine are at least "moderately interested" in using it. However, the survey also captured consumer concerns about telemedicine, with 21% of respondents calling telemedicine visits "less personal."
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