September 04, 2013
The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
August 30, 2013
A new poll by the American College of Physician Executives was prompted by a federal court judge's decision to overturn a longstanding injunction that prevented CMS from releasing information about payments to individual physicians.
August 28, 2013
Lisa Burdue, accounts receivable manager with Internal Medicine Specialists, a gastroenterology and nephrology clinic in Central Florida, has seen firsthand how state-of-the-art revenue cycle technologies can boost reimbursement.
August 26, 2013
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' website will soon be publishing the prices of the 140 most common inpatient, surgical and imaging services performed by every hospital in the state.
August 22, 2013
To the public eye, efforts at driving down healthcare costs seem to focus primarily on reducing unnecessary care, duplicative tests or hospital readmissions. But a peek behind the scenes makes clear that another huge cost driver is poorly managed or inefficient supply chain operations.
August 20, 2013
Two health information technology mergers have been announced so far this week, with First Databank acquiring Design Clinicals, a developer of medication reconciliation technology, and the SSI Group acquiring analytics firm Medibis.
August 15, 2013
Allscripts may have missed revenue projections for Q2, but the EHR company was bullish on bookings, seeming to be working its way out of the tailspin that began last year with the falling apart of its board of directors, firing of its chairman and finally the stepping down of then CEO Glen Tullman.
August 09, 2013
Allscripts may have missed revenue projections for Q2, but the EHR company was bullish on bookings, seeming to be coming out of the tailspin that began last year with the falling apart of its board of directors, firing of its chairman and finally the stepping down of then CEO Glen Tullman.
August 08, 2013
Eight-hospital Barnabas Health in New Jersey has teamed up with the state's largest health insurer to launch an accountable care organization program focused on delivering more effective healthcare at lower costs.
July 19, 2013
During the first six months of 2013, health information technology was the "most active market segment" of the healthcare/pharma/IT industry for mergers and acquisitions, according to investment bank Berkery Noyes. Deals led by Allscripts and athenahealth were among the biggest.