Steff Deschenes is the former Social Media Producer for Healthcare Finance News and PhysBizTech.
By Steff Deschenes 04:20 pm October 29, 2012
Even as providers are being encouraged to digitize their healthcare information, the threats against that data's security are increasing dramatically. Security experts warn about the vastly higher cost of waiting until breaches occur, rather than doing the upfront work to prevent them.
By Steff Deschenes 02:33 pm October 22, 2012
ICD-10 educator Rhonda Buckholtz says the industry needs to calm down about ICD-10 so everyone can fully understand what really has to happen and begin to prepare in earnest.
By Steff Deschenes 02:15 pm September 24, 2012
EHRs and clinical decision support are among the tools hospitals should use to achieve top metrics and draw the highest worth from the government's value-based purchasing program, according to one industry insider.
By Steff Deschenes 09:48 am September 12, 2012
Many may think of data in terms of numbers and text, but not only does voice documentation have a place in the array of data collection tools that can be used by healthcare companies, it offers financial benefits.
By Steff Deschenes 04:45 pm August 23, 2012
Health information exchange, enabling a free flow of clinical information between IT systems, can enhance patient care. For CFOs and CIOs, it can also lead to big revenue returns.
By Steff Deschenes 07:08 pm July 27, 2012
Providers of cellular and satellite networking services for connecting telehealth and other non-phone wireless devices are approached every day with new use case scenarios about how telemedicine can provide novel value. Those applications are growing rapidly in the market.
By Steff Deschenes 02:29 pm July 16, 2012
In addition to holding promise for increasing access to care and improving its quality, "investments in telemedicine and mHealth have great potential to reduce healthcare system costs," says one expert.