05:39 pm July 09, 2015
Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial step of evaluating the quality of the data they're using.
08:15 am July 01, 2015
A robust data repository, or a health information exchange, can be the linchpin in sharing information across the care continuum and different care settings. Those working on achieving this goal often stumble upon some common misconceptions that might delay launch or prevent successful operation of an HIE.
09:58 am June 15, 2015
Electronic health records are altering nearly every aspect of the caregiver-patient relationship -- not to mention changing caregivers' workflows with omnipresent tablets, handhelds, wall mounts and mobile carts. Today, nurses are on the front lines of this transformation.
08:52 am June 03, 2015
John Halamka, MD, discusses the issue causing providers anxiety and why Congress wants to intervene.
10:42 am May 22, 2015
Bolstered by healthcare payment reform that includes incentives for adopting and using technology, hospitals and health systems are aggressively developing narrow networks to serve as ACOs -- and are betting big on health IT advances.
12:44 pm May 12, 2015
Having the right imaging strategy in place is essential not just to providers' bottom lines, but also to the effective care of patients as the industry implements more interconnected healthcare processes.
03:56 pm May 07, 2015
Dwindling resources, mounting regulatory hurdles, declining payer reimbursement and increasing patient financial responsibility are all taking a toll on physician practices’ bottom lines. With these factors in mind, practices must find ways to optimize revenue and reduce costs.
02:26 pm May 07, 2015
The process to create the initial Summary of Benefits and Coverage in 2012 was a technical eye opener for many health plan providers. With the new requirements, healthcare providers had to figure out how to access a wide range of plan information and present it accurately in a newly designed CMS template.
01:33 pm May 06, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post comprises the second half of the transcript.
08:15 am May 01, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post covers the first two topics presented to the panel.