By Sherwood Chapman 08:45 am September 04, 2014
The daunting task of connecting fragmented data is the responsibility of providers and insurance providers after the adoption of EHR systems. How can this process be simplified?
By Barbara Allen 07:13 am September 04, 2014
There's no question the transition to ICD-10 will bring with it a significant loss in coder productivity. If left unaddressed, this loss of productivity will cause hospitals to get bills out more slowly.
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:32 pm September 03, 2014
Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. It's starting to look like Americans won’t be able to duck the question for much longer.
By Eric Wicklund 08:01 am September 03, 2014
Payers and providers need to know what makes a consumer want to use healthcare. One company believes it can answer that.
By John Halamka 09:13 am September 02, 2014
Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation.
By Jihan Lee 06:35 am August 29, 2014
Clinical Decision Support Systems can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion of a machine dictating treatment protocol and health management plans, the primary role of CDSS is informing doctors to make better decisions.
By Eric Wicklund 08:02 am August 28, 2014
"Mr. Baker, based on this data I have to ask whether you've been a couch potato all month, because that is not what I told you to do ..."
By Carl Natale 08:16 am August 27, 2014
It's time to train your doctors now in order to avoid problems after compliance day.
By Delia Caldwell 01:22 pm August 26, 2014
For emergency departments seeking to improve efficiency, it might seem natural to focus on tracking median statistics for patient care. But median numbers, important though they may be, tell only part of the story -- and a slightly skewed one at that.
By David Harlow 09:12 am August 25, 2014
In reading an account of the recent attack on Community Health Systems, I was struck by the notion put across in the article that all we have to do is work harder to patch vulnerabilities, that with a better defense we can win the game against a skilled quarterback.

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