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By Edmund Billings, MD 01:50 pm January 20, 2015
A show of hands: Who believes depression or bipolar disorder have no impact on the severity and treatment of a patient’s diabetes and COPD? It's an idea no practicing physician would support. Yet time and again, we act as though mental illness and care can be kept separate from physical ailments.
By Carl Natale 10:11 am January 20, 2015
ICD10Watch Editor Carl Natale doesn't see how anyone can make the argument that ICD-10 training should be delayed. There are currently less than nine months for learning ICD-10 coding and practice.
By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm January 19, 2015
Equipping nurses with certain metrics can have distinct advantages when it comes to cutting costs, reducing readmissions and general resource use including information technologies.
By Jeff Rowe 08:55 am January 16, 2015
Last week, Future Care pointed to a report heralding 2014 as the biggest year on record for digital health investment. But what about the year ahead?
By Karin Ratchinsky 10:24 am January 15, 2015
What will remain constant in 2015 is change. Healthcare is in the middle of a major evolution toward digital, personalized medicine and the empowered patient. Karin Ratchinsky offers her top five trends for 2015 in health IT.
By Carl Natale 09:30 am January 14, 2015
Now that CMS is asking providers to voluntarily participate in a second round of end-to-end testing it's having trouble enlisting them. Here are my three reasons why that might be the case.
By Joyoti Goswami 08:13 am January 14, 2015
In an era where medicine is highly specialized and different specialties are involved in the care of a patient, intelligent use of information technology is essential to help providers, payers and patients achieve better care management outcomes while simultaneously improving cost and quality of care.
By Jay Sultan 08:12 am January 13, 2015
From analytics gaining purchase, to ICD-10 becoming a reality, to personalized training plans being ignored, here are predictions for the year ahead.
By Anthony Brino 08:05 am January 12, 2015
One of meaningful use's biggest critics and benefactors is trying to create and curate "the healthcare Internet" to support reform.
By Tom Sullivan 12:41 pm January 09, 2015
Quite a few medical groups are opting not to attest to Stage 2. But some industry experts are sharing thoughts about how to get the program back on track for that demographic.

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