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EHNAC launches ACO health IT accreditation program

Accountable care organizations are the focus of a new accreditation program launched this week by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards development group.

4 ways insurers can implement mobile performance metrics

Mobile app performance in the health insurance industry continues to gain importance and popularity. And  as insurers embrace mobile strategies, it's imperative to measure their performance against cost and success at achieving business goals,  FierceMobileHealthcare  previously reported.  Listed below are a few ways to implement and operate mobile performance metrics,  according to  Insurance & Technology.

Tennessee hospital drastically dropped infection rates through hand-hygiene initiative

When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it,  Yahoo News  reported.

New standards could expand provider networks

As health insurers' provider networks get more narrow, many states are adopting standards to ease consumer concerns about limited selections of doctors and hospitals, reports The New York Times.

CMS announces new QIO contracts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded new contracts to 14 organizations as part of an overhaul of the Quality Improvement Organization Friday.

Brad Thompson: CDS legislation could create confusion

In an exclusive interview with  FierceHealthIT, health attorney Brad Thompson of Epstein Becker Green elaborates on what potential legislation for CDS could mean.

Insurers push for change to medical-loss ratio

The health insurance industry is urging lawmakers to amend the Affordable Care Act's medical-loss ratio provision, The Fiscal Times reported. It wants payments to brokers and agents excluded from administrative costs.

Warning system will enable public health responses to illicit drug use

A new warning system will help to detect illicit drug use around the country to allow for "rapid, informed and effective" public health responses.

Federal breast density legislation introduced in Senate

Legislation mandating a minimum federal standard for notifying women if they have dense breast tissue has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Feds exempt insurers in US territories from healthcare reform regs

Health insurers overburdened with Affordable Care Act implementation could consider a move to Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted a myriad of reform exemptions in U.S. territories.