Best of Health IT News: Week of 11/20/14

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.

ONC Plots Quality Improvement Plan 

Government Health IT reports that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has developed a decade-long vision for continuous quality improvement in health information technology. 

US Healthcare Cloud Market to Reach $3.5B by 2020 

RevCycle Intelligence cites a recent report from Frost & Sullivan stating that the healthcare cloud market in the US and Europe is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare IT investment. As of the end of 2013, the US healthcare cloud market has generated $903.1 million in revenue. 

Potential Pitfalls in CMS' New Telehealth Reimbursement Codes

According to mHealthNews, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced seven new codes for reimbursing telehealth services. Although this is generally considered a step in the right direction, analysts state that this could potentially lead to misaligned incentives among payers, providers, physicians, and patients. 

11/20/2014