December 29, 2017
Even if the World Health Organization finalizes ICD-11 in May, it will take years for U.S. doctors to start using the next classification system.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.
August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
January 26, 2016
Whether it's leading healthcare CIOs and CMIOs offering their perspectives on burning issues or highlights from HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2015's most popular videos from Healthcare IT News offer our audience a glimpse of the industry's journey through unprecedented policy and technological changes.
December 31, 2015
In 2015, heath IT got BIG: Big data. Big data breaches. Big EHR contracts. Big M&A deals. Big anticipation about ICD-10. Big plans for (and frustrations with) meaningful use. Big fears about cybersecurity. Big hopes for the future of connected care and population health.
November 12, 2015
The Utah health system, a longtime IT leader, is consolidating revenue cycle functions -- totaling $5 billion in annual gross patient revenue -- across its 22 hospitals and more than 100 physician clinics.
October 29, 2015
This past month, a hand injury sent one of our writers to his local emergency room. From the front desk to discharge, he was surprised and impressed at the way technology enabled -- rather than interfered with -- the quality of his care.
October 19, 2015
The revenue cycle vendor said that claims are flowing successfully. That means it's time to look toward the next set of challenges, notably timely reimbursements.
October 07, 2015
One doctor's first week of coding under the new classification system has been frustrating, to say the least. She shares her experience and looks at new fears on the immediate horizon.
October 07, 2015
Not all healthcare organizations are as prepared for ICD-10 as they should be. And a lot of it comes down to not having enough skilled coding professionals to go around.
October 05, 2015
Many have asked John Halamka, MD about the first few days of ICD-10. The answer for his institutions is that other than a few small refinements, the impact has been unnoticeable.