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15May, 2015

U.S. Electronic Health Records Industry To Continue Growing To End Of The Decade And Beyond

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Kolomara Information, a leading publisher of market research in medical markets, recently published a report entitled EMR 2015: The Market for Electronic Medical Records . In the public information released, the researchers expect that the Electronic Health Record (EHR) market will continue to grow past Meaningful Use (MU) with the incentive funding running out over the next few years. The report projects annual market growth of seven to eight percent during the next five years, with good competition and stable growth despite the absence of incentives boosting the market. From […]

15May, 2015

Is Expanding Telehealth Next On The Horizon?

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Just a few weeks ago the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, held a 2 hour hearing on “Advancing Telehealth Through Connectivity.” Stakeholders testified to lawmakers that telehealth is helping to achieve financial and care-related benefits, but still many barriers remain to widespread appeal and use. In summary, industry experts from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), informed the Senators that the use of telemedicine has both increased the quality of care by improving outcomes and, has reduced the cost of healthcare. This will provide a […]

20Mar, 2015

HHS Proposes New ACO Model – More, and Better Technology Will be Critical

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On March 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) via the Center for Medicare Services (CMS), announced a new initiative “the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model of payment and care delivery”. The goal of the program is to “encourage quality improvement and care coordination, helping to move our health care system to one that achieves the Department’s goals of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.” The release goes on to say- “The ACOs in the Next Generation ACO Model will take on greater […]