Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Population health success depends on good data.
Healthcare IT News, January 14, 2015.

Many issues remain in achieving improved access to care.

2) Groups Support Reintroduced Meaningful Use Reporting BillEHR Intelligence, January 13, 2015

There is renewed activity to shorten the meaningful use reporting period from 365 days to a 3-month quarter.

3)  Google named as partner in bid for DOD’s $11 billion EHR contract. Modern Healthcare, January 15, 2015

Google is part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers-led group bidding for the Department of Defense’s $11 billion electronic health record contract.

4) Ypsilanti man walks from hospital without human heart.
Detroit Free Press, January 13, 2015.

A 24-year-old has become the first person in Michigan to walk out of a hospital with a totally artificial heart.

5) IOM urges vast changes in clinical trial data sharing. Modern Healthcare, January 14, 2015.

The Institute of Medicine released recommendations to address practices that have left relevant medical research unpublished, and useful data unattainable by independent researchers.

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