Program Bulletin #98 – May 12, 2017

CMS Releases Lookup Tool to Help Clinicians Determine their MIPS Participation Status   Unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Clinicians can now use an interactive tool on the CMS Quality Payment Program website to determine if they should participate in the MIPS track of the Quality Payment Program in [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #97 – May 10, 2017

  Please Join Us for Our 2017 Roadshows!   When and Where? June 13: Aberdeen, Best Western Ramkota Hotel @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm June 14: Huron, Crossroads Hotel and Huron Event Center @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am June 14: Watertown, Holiday Inn Express @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm June 20: Sioux [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #96 – April 25, 2017

Please Join Us for Our 2017 Roadshows! When and Where? June 13: Aberdeen, Best Western Ramkota Hotel @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm June 14: Huron, Crossroads Hotel and Huron Event Center @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am June 14: Watertown, Holiday Inn Express @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm June 20: Sioux Falls, Holiday [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #95 – March 14, 2017

Study Shows HIE Use Leads to Shorter Lengths of Hospital Stay and Lowers Chance of ED Readmission According to a study done by HealthlinkNY, finds that use of the exchange reduced the patient’s length of stay both in the ED and inpatient stay. Furthermore, the report, which examined 86,000 encounters at hospital EDs with access [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #94 – March 8, 2017

  South Dakota Health Link Receives Grant   South Dakota Health Link (SDHL) has recently been awarded a grant to continue to provide our Clinical Engagement services to Health Link members at no cost.  This grant also will be utilized to increase utilization of Clinical Event Notifications and Point of Care Exchange service for public [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #91 – October 24, 2016

  Thank You for Attending!   On behalf of South Dakota Health Link, we want to thank you for attending the Third Annual South Dakota Health Link Fall Forum. We had great attendance and believe everyone left with a greater knowledge of South Dakota Health Link. The primary goal of this conference was to bring together [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #89 – October 13, 2016

  9:00-9:30              Welcome/Opening Remarks 9:30-10:30           Keynote Address: B. Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM, FACEP, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology 10:30-10:45         South Dakota Health Link Update 11:00-Noon        Clinical Engagement Program “Unleash the Power of Clinical Connections: 12:20-12:40         “Syndromic Surveillance for Clinical Practice and the Public Health Partnership” 1:00-1:45              Privacy, Security, Architecture “Bridging the Chasm from HIE [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #88 – October 11, 2016

Fall Forum Speaker Lineup B.Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM, FACEP; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Vindell Washington is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and provides high-level executive direction and leadership for ONC programs, operations, and policies and advances key Administration initiatives, such as delivery system reform, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and [Read more…]