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Category Archives: hit

FAH Joins 32 Leading Industry Associations to Oppose Cybersecurity Amendment

October 23, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: General, HIT

Thursday, the Federation of American Hospitals joined several associations to oppose an amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (#2564) to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Among the 33 signatories of the letter were organizations from the financial services, natural resources, technology, real estate and manufacturing industries.

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FAH President & CEO Keynotes HIMSS Summit, Celebrates National Health IT Week

October 09, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, HIT, Medicaid, Medicare, Transparency

On Wednesday, FAH President & CEO Chip Kahn gave the keynote speech at the HIMSS Policy Summit during National Health IT Week. Healthcare IT News spotlighted Kahn’s health care expertise in a piece this week: 8 healthcare insights from a longtime Washington insider. Kahn offered key observations on challenges facing the industry both politically and internationally:

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CMS Provides Key Improvements in Final Meaningful Rules

October 08, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT, Medicaid, Medicare

The recent announcements on meaningful use rules are a positive step forward. We are gratified that CMS has included in the final rules, certain key provisions that are helpful to patients and hospitals. Each of these measures will make the transition easier for all involved:

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ONC Releases Final Version of Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

October 07, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

This week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a final version of the Connecting Health and Car for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. As a result of the work of many stakeholders in recent months, the Roadmap to Interoperability provides the first final version for both the private and public sectors to review.

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