Government & Policy

By Erin McCann 11:47 am April 07, 2014
Some 5,100 patients treated at Kaiser Permanente were sent HIPAA breach notification letters April 4 after a KP research computer was found to have been infected with malicious software.
By Diana Manos 10:34 am April 07, 2014
Working in collaboration, HL7 International and the American Immunization Registry Association have announced the launch of a new HL7 Immunization User Group.
By Anthony Brino 08:07 am April 07, 2014
The incentives help but meaningful use is just the start of a journey for large health networks to better serve patients. The big picture is much more important.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston cuts readmissions.
By Rachel Gotbaum 10:42 am April 04, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among Medicare patients in the country. That meant federal fines of more than $1 million -- and a lot of soul searching for the staff, says Dr. Julius Yang, the head of quality...
By Dawn Fitzgerald 08:04 am April 04, 2014
The state's Office of eHealth Initiatives wanted to reach the whole spectrum of providers but quickly realized that a shotgun approach wouldn't work. Here's how they did it and lessons learned along the way.
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By Diana Manos 04:03 pm April 03, 2014
mHealth is a moving target and at the center of much debate. A key long-awaited report, issued April 3, appears to show the regulatory arms are united in their views of how mHealth should be regulated. But, should they be front-running mHealth regulation at all?
By John Andrews 11:04 am April 03, 2014
Healthcare industry response to yet another postponement of ICD-10 coding ranges from relief to resentment. Those who haven't prepared for the radical format transition are exhaling contentedly, while those who have worked furiously to make the deadline are understandably indignant about the delay.
By Kelsey Brimmer 10:32 am April 03, 2014
It's going to be hard to get your C-suite to believe you on ICD-10 when you ask for more support to help with the transition, but on the bright side, you'll have more time.
By Kelsey Brimmer 01:11 pm April 02, 2014
The Senate's vote March 31 to delay implementation of ICD-10 by a year might be providing hospitals extra time to get ready for the transition, but it will have a negative financial impact on the bottom line, according to revenue cycle management executives.
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By Diana Manos 01:05 pm April 02, 2014
A new unit by HL7 and AIRA aims to create a national forum to target and solve challenges facing immunization-related healthcare interoperability projects.

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