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Care Management Weekly News Update 7/7/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Lawmakers Concerned Over Transparency For VA's $16B EHR Funding

Lawmakers have voiced their concern about the budget management of the Department of Veterans Affairs IT modernization initiative, according to a July 1 FedScoop report. The VA intended on using $670 million from its transformation fund to supplement its $4.8 billion proposed IT budget for fiscal year 2022. 

Critical Access Hospitals Lag Behind in Advanced EHR Use Functions

A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that, although electronic health record adoption is essentially ubiquitous, critical access hospitals lag behind in advanced use functions.   

Complex Healthcare Systems Present Optimization Opportunities

Guided by usability experts, a workflow design process can be developed that exemplifies best practices and leads to the optimization of the continuum of care.

Offering Integrated Behavioral Health Care Via Telehealth a Win-Win

Integrating behavioral health care into the primary care setting is a great way to expand the incredibly limited availability of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other professionals with this expertise who are in especially high demand as patients need support during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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