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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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FAH President & CEO Takes Part in Center for Digital Innovation Launch in Jerusalem

September 09, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

FAH President & CEO Chip Kahn recently attended the launch ceremony of the Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) in Israel. The Jerusalem Post covered the event, and spoke with Mr. Kahn about his perspective on the role and importance of health care startups. “…. a number of experts in healthcare, “smart cities” that use digital technologies, education and social welfare are volunteering to help Israeli entrepreneurs take their product to the US and other foreign markets…. It is the first innovation center of its kind in the capital of the Negev, and its first major focus will be on medical technologies.”

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Facing more than $140B in Cuts, with threats of more on the horizon: what Congress needs to know upon return to Washington

September 09, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, HIT, Legislation, Medicare

Facing more than $140B in Cuts, with threats of more on the horizon: what Congress needs to know upon return to Washington. As Congress returns from the August recess, it is crucial to revisit the fiscal landscape for hospitals and the communities they serve 24 hours a day across the country. Hospitals face real and significant challenges in an uncertain economic and policy environment.

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FAH Weighs In on Proposed EHR Incentive Program Modifications

June 18, 2015 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed modifications to Meaningful Use in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for the years 2015-2017. A strong supporter of the HITECH Law, the FAH is pleased to offer comments on these modifications, to ensure Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) can be implemented and utilized in the most effective manner for both patients and providers.

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