Profile of Neil Versel
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Neil Versel is a journalist specializing in health IT, mobile health, patient safety, quality of care & the business of healthcare. He’s also a board member of @HealtheVillages.
Articles by Neil Versel
posted in April 2011
American Telemedicine Association wants HHS to waive five Medicare restrictions on telehealth payments.
Philip Bredesen, former Tennessee governor and national e-health alliance co-chair, remains frustrated with the slow pace of change in the industry.
Healthcare providers can now begin the process of qualifying for federal electronic health record incentive payments.
The $1 billion federal Partnership for Patients initiative aims to cut $35 billion in healthcare costs, save 60,000 lives, and decrease hospital-acquired conditions by 40% by 2013.
Exemptions in the electronic health record incentives program may not be available to some providers, depending on how prepared their state is for accepting data.
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Federal health IT official says government's job is to lay the foundation for business innovations that will reduce waste and improve public health.
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.