Medicare

By Pamela Bartz 01:58 pm July 21, 2015
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can't reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization enables hospitals and health systems to create a more agile information architecture.
By Robert M. Rowley, MD 09:43 am July 15, 2015
Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
illustration of locked devices
By Chris Bowen 08:53 am July 08, 2015
Millions of Americans now victims of medical identity theft. Who are the criminals behind this digital era crime wave? A foray into the online black market for stolen data is a surreal experience.
By Eran Eshed 11:00 am June 03, 2015
The U.S. and other countries are trying to find a way to cut down on the number of avoidable ER trips made each year. One of the possible solutions is the development of smart medical homes.
By Edmund Billings, MD 11:39 am May 27, 2015
Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers.
By Bird Blitch 08:26 am May 15, 2015
It’s no secret that healthcare is transitioning from a focus on episodic care to more regular, wellness-driven visits. For hospitals and health systems, this shift into a more value-driven environment has as much impact on the revenue cycle as clinical care.
HIMSS exhibit hall
By Brian Ahier 09:35 am April 02, 2015
With most patient data now being recorded in a shareable form, we're poised to accelerate population health IT. Now it's on to the next set of major challenges, which will be front-and-center at HIMSS15: sharing data and putting it to beneficial use.
By Jerry Shultz 09:07 am April 02, 2015
Organizations need tools that will seamlessly combine clinical, claims, PBM and lab data so providers can identify high-risk patients, pursue corrective action before an adverse event occurs and deliver trustworthy performance reports to physicians, all in real time.
By John Halamka 09:28 am March 02, 2015
Some pundits have suggested that ONC step aside and return all aspects of health IT policy and technology to the private sector. Others have suggested top-down command and control, including centralized governance to ensure interoperability.
By Parag Nasikkar 01:38 pm February 24, 2015
Payers' involvement in patient care, and their access to clinical data, has remained limited. They have traditionally relied on claims data to build care management applications and cost reduction programs.

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