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  • 14 Dec 2021 12:05 PM | Lin Li (Administrator)

    MassCareers Job Opportunities

    Health and Eligibility Strategic Operations Lead - (21000A90)

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is seeking an exceptional individual to join the Health and Eligibility team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly skilled and visible team within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

    For more information click the link below to go to the official website of the job posting:

  • 05 Nov 2021 1:12 PM | Lin Li (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Health Data Consortium and the Lown Institute announce partnership to incorporate Lown Hospitals Index measures into Spotlight, MHDC’s analytics service

    WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), the nation's oldest and leading health data and interoperability consortium, is embarking on a partnership with the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank advocating bold ideas for a just and caring system for health. The Lown Institute will enhance the Spotlight service by providing compelling and rigorous measures of health equity, value of care, and patient outcomes for 55 Massachusetts hospitals.

    "MHDC is thrilled to partner with the Lown Institute and to bring their novel metrics of social responsibility to our Spotlight subscribers, who represent some of the leading health systems in New England. Augmenting Spotlight's market share, disease prevalence, and demographic analyses with the Institute's equity, value, and outcomes measures will provide Spotlight subscribers with a more comprehensive and relevant view of health system performance," said Denny Brennan, MHDC's Executive Director.

    "We are encouraged to see the growing interest from hospitals in how they can be more socially responsible. Massachusetts hospitals have been at the forefront of innovation and research in health care quality. Our partnership with MHDC now gives health systems in the Commonwealth an opportunity to measure their progress on equity and value of care as well," said Dr. Vikas Saini, President of the Lown Institute.


    Founded in 1973 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Bernard Lown, MD, developer of the defibrillator and cardioverter, the Lown Institute believes that a radically better system of health is possible and generates bold ideas towards that goal. The Lown Hospitals Index, a signature project of the Institute, is the first ranking to assess the social responsibility of U.S. hospitals by applying measures never used before like racial inclusivity, avoidance of overuse, and pay equity.


    Since 1978, MHDC, a not-for-profit corporation, has remained the trusted and objective facilitator of health information and technology transformation among payers, providers, industry associations, state and federal agencies, individuals, and technology and services companies.

    Founded by the Commonwealth's major public and private healthcare organizations and chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MHDC strives to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare through

    * rigorous and accessible health data analyses,
    * education and leadership development; and
    * the trusted, objective, and effective convening of the region's health information community in advancing multi-stakeholder collaborations.

    Lin Li
    Associate, Analysis Services
    Massachusetts Health Data Consortium

  • 29 Jul 2021 6:26 PM | Lin Li (Administrator)

    Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Fulfills Mission; Completes Final Dissolution

    Pioneering Non-Profit Distributes Remaining Assets to Local Organizations Focused on Improving the Safety, Quality and Cost-Effectiveness of Healthcare

    Waltham, MA – July 20, 2021 – The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a national leader in health information technology for over 15 years, has been dissolved after distributing its remaining assets to six local public charities. Through their proposed grant programs, these grant recipients will continue MAeHC’s mission, which includes sponsoring, promoting and evaluating methods for improving the safety, efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery in Massachusetts through widespread implementation and use of EHRs, which have evolved over time to include the integration of other health information technology features, such as telemedicine functionality and clinical data exchange between the EHR and other platforms... continue reading.

  • 13 May 2019 11:59 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    April 9, 2019 | Press Releases | Meditech

    Signature Healthcare recently signed to implement the integrated web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR), MEDITECH Expanse, across Signature Healthcare's acute care and ambulatory settings, including the organization’s physician practice group, Signature Medical Group. The organization saw integration and ROI as key drivers toward their decision.

    Signature will utilize Expanse across its organization, including a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians across 18 ambulatory locations.

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  • 08 May 2019 12:05 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Healthcare IT News | Mike Miliard | May 08, 2019 

    Despite one senator's hope to move deliberately with rulemakings and not repeat some errors of meaningful use, National Coordinator Donald Rucker said delays only lengthen the time that consumers are "not in control of their care."

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  • 08 May 2019 10:36 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    CAQH | May 8, 2019

    84 percent of “attachments” sharing medical information between providers and health plans are exchanged through mail or fax, resulting in administrative inefficiency and delays in patient care

    WASHINGTON, DC - 5/2/19 – CAQH CORE today released a white paper, “CAQH CORE Report on Attachments: A Bridge to a Fully Automated Future to Share Medical Documentation” on the challenges associated with the exchange of medical information and supplemental documentation used for healthcare administrative transactions. The report identifies five areas to improve processes and accelerate the adoption of electronic attachments.

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  • 08 May 2019 10:32 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Modern Healthcare | May 07, 2019 

    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday called for the Trump administration to give providers more time to implement part of a major rule to promote interoperability in healthcare.

    The CMS and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued two rules in February that target information blocking, implement interoperability and require all health IT companies to use the same application programming interface two years after the policies are finalized. Hospitals also will be required to send doctors notifications when a patient is discharged.

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  • 08 May 2019 10:30 AM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    Modern Healthcare | May 7, 2019

    Practice Fusion, an electronic health records vendor acquired by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions last year, has received a grand jury subpoena as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

    Allscripts disclosed the subpoena in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

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  • 03 May 2019 1:29 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    May 01, 2019 | Amy Baxter | Diagnostics

    A Harvard undergrad has created a computer program that can improve the treatment of tuberculosis, an infectious disease with unique challenges thanks to its shapeshifting ability to resist drugs.

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  • 25 Apr 2019 3:40 PM | Denny Brennan (Administrator)

    By Bill Siwicki | Healthcare IT News | April 25, 2019 

    Experts from across health IT, including members of the HL7 board and advisory council, say the new standard can do big things for data exchange, but it's not a cure-all.

    On January 2, Health Level Seven debuted the new version of its interoperability specification. Many CIOs and technologists in healthcare have been awaiting the fourth iteration of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard – FHIR 4, for short – because future changes now will be backward compatible.

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