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By Bob Chaput 01:52 pm May 11, 2015
In the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there's a study that concludes that 29 million medical records were compromised between 2010 and 2013.
By Monte Sandler 03:56 pm May 07, 2015
Dwindling resources, mounting regulatory hurdles, declining payer reimbursement and increasing patient financial responsibility are all taking a toll on physician practices’ bottom lines. With these factors in mind, practices must find ways to optimize revenue and reduce costs.
By Sohail Malik 02:26 pm May 07, 2015
The process to create the initial Summary of Benefits and Coverage in 2012 was a technical eye opener for many health plan providers. With the new requirements, healthcare providers had to figure out how to access a wide range of plan information and present it accurately in a newly designed CMS template.
By Chad Johnson 01:33 pm May 06, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post comprises the second half of the transcript.
By John Halamka 09:49 am May 06, 2015
John Halamka, MD suggests resolving conflicts by active listening.
By Josh Fanning 08:03 am May 06, 2015
Delving into the final letter CMS released about payment year 2016 uncovers some changes on a course that is otherwise strong and steady.
By Chris Bowen 12:58 pm May 05, 2015
Warning to technology vendors that service the healthcare industry: nearly half of serious data breaches occur in the healthcare sector and the majority are caused by a third party.
By Jeff Rowe 07:48 am May 04, 2015
Some attorneys are beginning to go after the technology vendors that make electronic health records with lawsuits soaring into the millions of dollars.
By Chad Johnson 08:15 am May 01, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post covers the first two topics presented to the panel.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:52 am April 30, 2015
What would you call a physician who sewed up a patient’s wound without addressing the behavioral health issue that led to the injury? We might cynically label the doctor disinterested or inattentive; we might sympathetically call her distracted or overwhelmed. But it might be far more accurate to say the doctor lacks information.

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