News from en The time is right for LTPACs to onboard technology <p>Although <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">electronic health record</a> adoption is more saturated in hospitals and physician practices, long-term and post-acute care organizations have not been as quick to adopt this technology. However, the situation is rapidly changing as several key drivers have emerged and are propelling the LTPAC and assisted living markets forward.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic Health Records Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:18:24 +0000 Steve Pacicco 81826 at 3 common ICD-10 myths, debunked <p>Three of the most persistent and pernicious untruths about <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/icd-10" target="_blank">ICD-10</a> are tackled by <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/american-health-information-management-association-ahima" target="_blank">AHIMA</a> as confusion clouds the lead up to a long-overdue switchover.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/icd-10-conversion-hot-topic-himss14" target="_blank">ICD-10 conversion a hot topic at HIMSS14</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Payers Vendors Electronic Health Records ICD-10 Policy and Legislation Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:32:27 +0000 Mike Miliard 81811 at Costs of fiasco near $1B <div> It&#39;s official. The Government Accountability Office today affirmed what the general public knew this past October: the launch of the website was a poorly-planned and mismanaged disaster -- one that cost the federal government a pretty penny.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Network Infrastructure Policy and Legislation Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:15:41 +0000 Erin McCann 81806 at Full-time IT workers could be happier <p>Just one in five full-time health information technology employees say they&#39;re &quot;very satisfied&quot; with their current job, a recent survey finds; a substantial 12 percent, meanwhile, say they&#39;re &quot;very dissatisfied.&quot; This is in marked contrast with IT consultants.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/seasoned-it-talent-still-hard-find" target="_blank">Seasoned IT talent still hard to find</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Interoperability Network Infrastructure Workforce Management Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:54:24 +0000 Mike Miliard 81796 at Why encryption is crucial to your organization <p>Technology poses a constant dilemma.</p> <p>On one hand, it makes our lives easier and, in many cases, more efficient. However, it also leaves those who don&rsquo;t understand or respect data security vulnerable to thieves, and the healthcare industry is a place where this reality rings especially true.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Privacy and Security Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:41:40 +0000 Tim Maliyil 81791 at 5 tips for using big data in healthcare <p>Successful 21st century healthcare organizations do not thrive based on the intuition of a few brilliant leaders; rather, they become modern data-driven businesses. Delivering better care, fostering population health and greatly reducing the per capita cost of care does not happen without targeted investments in <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/big-data" target="_blank">big data</a> analytics.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry News Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:08:10 +0000 David Wiggin 81781 at IOM wants big changes to medical ed <p>As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/are-med-schools-failing-future-docs" target="_blank">Are med schools failing future docs?</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Policy and Legislation Workforce Management Telehealth Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:21:05 +0000 Mike Miliard 81771 at Mobile devices, apps open for attacks <div> In many ways, mobile device security is an oxymoron in its current state. In fact, if you&#39;re using an Internet of Things-type device, chances are it has an average of 25 hidden vulnerabilities, according to new research, making it a ripe target for hackers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> That&#39;s according to a new HP-led study that sheds light on the alarming number of connected devices with serious security weak spots. As the data reveals, a whopping 70 percent of all commonly used mobile devices and apps have these vulnerabilities.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Privacy and Security Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:04:29 +0000 Erin McCann 81766 at Tech for docs may save big bucks <div> Getting physicians on board with cost cutting measures proves to be one of the healthcare industry&#39;s top challenges, one that has become critical as hospitals buy up more physician practices. There&#39;s the technology available to help doctors accomplish this, but it often costs a pretty penny. The question then becomes is it worth it economically?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Quality and Safety Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:32:32 +0000 Kurt Ullman 81761 at New VA head could go big on telehealth <p>Former Procter &amp; Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as new <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/veterans-affairs" target="_blank">Veterans Affairs</a> secretary secretary on Tuesday, just as a new VA overhaul bill gives a substantial push for new health IT initiatives.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/va-and-hhs-extend-care-veterans-hie-and-telehealth" target="_blank">VA and HHS extend care for veterans with HIE and telehealth</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Mobile/Wireless Policy and Legislation Telehealth Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:32:15 +0000 Government Health IT Staff 81756 at