The American Medical Association is throwing its hat into the data and interoperability game with the launch of the Integrated Health Model Initiative, which will develop a framework for the industry to collect, organize and share health data that complements the ONC's standards work.
On Oct. 17 the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hear testimony from officials representing big pharma, generic drug manufacturers and pharmacists in an attempt to understand prescription drug costs.
HHS' OIG called on the CMS to collect medical-device specific information as part of its claims process, a move that could help the agency quickly identify poorly performing devices.
Norman Regional Health System is bundling its equipment purchasing to reduce costs and improve care.
After getting feedback from across the industry, the Joint Commission decided to pull the plug on telehealth standards that had been flying under the radar.