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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has introduced a national database for hospital readmissions. 

UPS has released the results of its eighth annual Pain in the Chain survey, which asks healthcare and life sciences logistics executives questions about various supply chain issues. 

The National Institutes of Health has released the first set of funding opportunities set to build the Precision Medicine Initiative.

The rate of U.S. hospitals with at least a basic EHR has increased from 59 percent in 2013 to 75 percent this year, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

There are substantial gaps in the collection and usability of indicators of compromise (IOCs), according to findings from the Health Information Trust Alliance.

Meaningful Use (MU) needs streamlining and a reduced reporting burden for provider through better aligned quality measures, said the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). 

Fifteen percent of primary care respondents to a survey on telehealth said they use telehealth in their practices. 

As critics predicted, the ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types.

Two health information exchange organizations have issued a white paper with a framework to improve patient matching without the use of a national patient identifier system. 

AEGIS.net, creator of the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL), has introduced the Touchstone Project, a next generation cloud-based testing platform that applies conformance and interoperability testing in a test-driven-development (TDD) integrated ecosystem.

Federal officials should use new payment policies to reassess how providers are required to use informatics tools, and rethink how quality is measured in a digital world, said AMIA in its comments responding to a request for information (RFI) about how best to implement a range of policies required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. 

BOSTON—Analysis of outside information helped a hospital determine what was causing changes in its patient census.