Technology and Healthcare

Healthcare information investment to improve coordination of care, increase care quality, reduce overhead costs and guard against treatment and medication errors.
FindTreatment.gov is up and running, helping individuals locate substance use disorder treatment facilities across the U.S.
The CONNECT for Health Act would expand access to telehealth for Medicare patients.
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka said at the HPC cost trends hearing last week that the Senate is crafting its own healthcare reform bill.
The state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) held its annual cost trends hearing last Tuesday and Wednesday.
This conference will look at effective current strategies for improved ROI across an enterprise.
Governor Charlie Baker last Friday introduced the latest legislative proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system.
Legislation pending in the State House would quickly increase the supply of well-qualified nurses who would first have to undergo rigorous background checks, and then make the nurses available to fill vacancies in underserved areas.
Caregivers and patients spoke at a hearing before the Joint Committee on Financial Services last Tuesday.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), other members of the Massachusetts Telemedicine Coalition (tMED), along with caregivers and advocates, on Tuesday, October 1 will urge the Joint Committee on Financial Services to support HB991/
On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing regarding telemedicine.
MHA will host a webinar, “Telemedicine in Massachusetts: Opportunities and the Current Regulatory Landscape,” on Friday, September 27th from 10-11:30 a.m.
MHA recently spotlighted Heywood Healthcare’s Tele Behavioral School Based Counseling Program, which highlights the tremendous potential of telemedicine to reach patients who often lack access to care – in ways that fit their lifestyles.
A recent study has found that the number of physicians who self-reported telemedicine as a skill doubled between 2015 and 2018 and continues to increase by approximately 20% per year.
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) released proposed revisions to its regulations governing DMH’s oversight of mental health facilities.
tMED joined with Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep. Tom Golden last Friday to file legislation that would adopt a comprehensive telemedicine framework for Massachusetts.
Numerous studies have identified electronic health records (EHRs) as being the cause of great physician dissatisfaction and burn out with their jobs. Doctors feel that the requirements to use EHRs cuts into their personal interaction with patients an
The Massachusetts House of Representatives could begin consideration as early as tomorrow on a massive healthcare reform bill.
The much-awaited-for consumer health information website from the state is up-and-running in test mode only.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), has launched a newly re-designed and updated website.
The Massachusetts Telemedicine Coalition (tMED) today testified in support of state legislation to advance and promote access to telemedicine services for patients in the commonwealth. HB578

Resources

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