Conferences

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, wasted no time in discussing critical healthcare issues once she was sworn in as American Medical Association president on June 12 at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago.
A blog post from Shawn Martin, senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the American Academy of Family Physicians, argued the electronic health record (EHR) industry has failed to live up to promises to reduce costs, improve care and help avert dangerous medical errors—and what it needs now is a disruptive infusion of competition.
Tom Price, MD, was a major supporter of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), both in Congress and during his short tenure as President Donald Trump’s HHS Secretary. Since he left office, Republicans zeroed out the ACA penalty for not being insured, but Price said the move will increase premiums in the law’s health insurance exchanges.
In a survey conducted by Global Healthcare Exchange, some of the top providers for supply chain performance said making better use of data would be their No. 1 priority this year, either through expanded analytics or standardizing their data process across the organization.
Clinicians have until March 31 to submit 2017 performance data for the Quality Payment Program established after passage of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). HealthExec spoke with Beth Houck, MBA, the vice president of client services at value-based program compliance and analytics software company SA Ignite, at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas.
Healthcare consumers appear quite comfortable with digital-based health tools, including those with artificial intelligence capabilities, according to a survey released by Accenture at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas.
As the healthcare professionals touch down in Las Vegas for the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the organization released its annual survey of the marketplace. HIMSS published the 2018 U.S. HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey on March 6, which examines trends in employment, technology and expectations.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH, announced at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas new agency initiatives aimed at promoting interoperability and giving patients easier access to health records, drawing applause for talk about reforming regulations while the audience of health IT professionals sat silent when she warned of a crackdown on information blocking.