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Laura Pedulli
 - push

The move from the ICD-9 codeset to ICD-10 has been in the works for years. Assuming it actually happens this fall, are you ready?

 - Data

With a timeline for value-based payment now in play, healthcare delivery organizations must start putting their data to good use.

 - hospital

Retention rates for hospitals in the Meaningful Use program are strong, federal officials told the Health IT Policy Committee on Feb. 10.

 - Crossroads

The Federal Strategic Health Plan requires a more person-centered framework with stronger linkages to achieving the triple aim. Moreover, some realignment is necessary so activities more clearly reflect its stated visions and principles, according to suggestions from two workgroups at the Health IT Policy Committee meeting on Feb. 10.

 - Massachusetts

A group of 16 CEOs and business leaders is looking to turn Massachusetts into the official hub for digital healthcare.

 - money magnet

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is investing $1.9 million in research studies to better understand consumer perspectives of value in the new and emerging healthcare landscape.

 - EHR Integration

It’s ethical for medical students to tap into EHRs to track former patients, but safeguards are needed to protect patient privacy and ensure such work is restricted to research purposes, according to a study published in Academic Medicine.

 - Data Breach

A major cybersecurity breach has compromised the data of 80 million current and former members of health insurer Anthem.

 - Exchange

DirectTrust, a nonprofit that advances health data exchange via the Direct Protocol, announced growth in 2014 that “far exceeded projections.”

 - TomDaschle

WASHINGTON, D.C—“I think there's a wide world of opportunity out there as we look at the integration of payment and delivery reform. The application of health IT, as we consider models, is essential,” said former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle during a panel discussion on the HITECH Act-era and beyond at the 2015 ONC Annual Meeting on Feb. 2.