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By Shahid Shah 03:27 pm October 29, 2014
Given healthcare IT professionals can make $90,000 or more annually, there has been growing interest in the industry. To help separate fact from fiction and dive a little deeper in to the realities of these opportunities, Beth Kelly summarizes the projected outlook for specialized positions within the field of health IT.
By Carl Natale 01:08 pm October 29, 2014
Symptomatic patients can spread Ebola whether or not any caregiver has actually assigned an ICD-9 or ICD-10 code. Even if they did, ICD codes would just be part of the data needed.
By John Halamka 08:25 am October 29, 2014
In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator. Although some have voiced concerns about loss of momentum, John Halamka, MD, believes that in change there is opportunity.
By Eric Wicklund 09:40 am October 27, 2014
HIMSS Media is asking readers for their views on patient engagement, with an eye toward a special project that you'll be hearing more about in the coming months.
By Carl Natale 09:34 am October 27, 2014
It's not news that the American Medical Association opposes ICD-10 implementation. But it's kind of fun when it grudgingly accepts it as a reality. For example, it will promote a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Provider Call on the ICD-10 transition with a caveat.
By Jeff Rowe 08:40 am October 23, 2014
If you want to confront the complexity of electronic data, just stop and think about how many ways you want to use the data you have in hand.
By Tom Sullivan 12:31 pm October 22, 2014
The agency is investigating infusion pumps, implantable heart devices, medical imaging and networking equipment to determine if cybersecurity holes could enable malicious actors to gain control and inflict harm.
By 09:31 am October 22, 2014
It's getting easier and easier to build unregulated software these days but it's still pretty hard to create regulated/certified systems such as EHRs, medical device software, and government IT. To help create better systems we need better user requirements.
By Keith W. Boone 03:57 pm October 21, 2014
The fundamental organization of data in an EHR around information documented during an encounter isn't likely to change whether you look at a large grained document-centric approach, or a finer-grained data item-centric approach.
By Carol Flagg 12:12 pm October 21, 2014
Few would have predicted Drew Memorial Hospital would emerge successfully after the hospital was audited for not properly meeting Core Measure 14.

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