CMS Administrator Announces End of EHR Meaningful Use Program

Monday, January 18, 2016, Last week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Andy Slavitt announced that the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use program will “effectively” end and be “replaced with something better.”

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IAMERS Reception at ECR in Vienna 4 March 2016

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Healthcare of the future requires a retooling of medical education

The physicians of tomorrow must be grounded in the hard sciences, ethics and a commitment to lifelong learning while they’re in medical school, writes Elaine Schattner, M.D., a semi-retired oncologist and journalist, in Forbes.
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Medical Device Tax Suspended for Two Years

President Barak Obama signed a nearly $2 trillion spending package into law on Friday that included provisions to suspend the sales tax on medical devices through 2017. The suspension of the 2.3% tax was part of a larger spending bill that will fund the government through September 2016.

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