Meaningful use

By Mike Miliard 05:48 pm November 03, 2011
Earlier this year, KLAS put out a report on the ambulatory RIS/PACS market that summed up the sector's mood thusly: "Waiting for the other shoe to drop." The first shoe, explains Ben Brown, GM for medical equipment & imaging informatics at KLAS and a coauthor of the study, dropped back when outpatient imaging reimbursements were cut, and...
By Bernie Monegain 04:35 pm November 03, 2011
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is collaborating with health technology company Allscripts to roll out electronic health records to more than 750 North Carolina physicians, including more than 150 physicians in 39 free clinics, allowing them to connect to the statewide health information exchange.
By Bernie Monegain 04:24 pm November 03, 2011
As Heather Budd tells it, Ray Lavoie, executive director of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC), which serves uninsured and under-insured patients, believes that a small, government-funded health center like Blackstone can provide care that equals or even rivals the care delivered by the private sector.
By Molly Merrill 03:48 pm November 03, 2011
Two separate studies, released within weeks of one another, point to the fact that physicians are entering the online space professionally.
By Michelle McNickle 03:41 pm November 03, 2011
Summer of 2012 will be an interesting time in healthcare, as Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use will finally come to light. In the meantime, doubts remain about the successful adoption of Stage 2 -- and whether it's even possible. Guillermo Moreno, vice president of Experis Healthcare, breaks down some of the issues he sees with MU Stage 2.
By Bernie Monegain 03:27 pm November 03, 2011
As if upgrading the nation’s ICD-9 code set for diseases and treatment to ICD-10, with its many thousands more codes, were not enough of a challenge for health information managers at hospitals and health systems across the country, now there’s this: ICD-11 is not far behind.
By Patty Enrado 03:16 pm November 03, 2011
Eighty percent of respondents to a March 2011 Healthcare IT News survey of hospital and health system IT professionals showed that achieving meaningful use was top of mind – above privacy and security concerns.
By Bernie Monegain 02:46 pm November 03, 2011
Results from the 2011 HIMSS Security Survey show that three-quarters of all respondents report that their organization performs an assessment to evaluate risks to patient data.
By Kathleen Vieson 02:31 pm November 03, 2011
Healthcare CIOs committed to fulfilling meaningful use requirements can’t afford to overlook the importance of medications. They must build strong, collaborative relationships with pharmacists to make effective, evidence-based decisions about drug data interoperability, medication reconciliation, formulary checks and other critical issues. Only...
By Bernie Monegain 02:09 pm November 03, 2011
So many maxims and analogies could be applicable to tackling the daunting work of switching the ICD-9 set of codes for ailments and treatments to ICD-10.

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