News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Cerner has strong Q3 after Siemens deal http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cerner-has-strong-q3-after-siemens-deal <p>In the first batch of financial results reported since its acquisition of <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/siemens" target="_blank">Siemens</a> in August, <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/cerner" target="_blank">Cerner</a> Corporation announced a robust third quarter on Thursday.</p> <p> Bookings in Q3 were $1.1 billion &ndash; an all-time high for a third quarter and an increase of 19 percent compared with $928 million for the same period in 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cerner-has-strong-q3-after-siemens-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Vendors Electronic Health Records Interoperability Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:23:54 +0000 Mike Miliard 85131 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Reider out at ONC too -- what's next? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/reider-out-onc-too-whats-next <p>The exodus of top-tier <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/office-national-coordinator-health-information-technology-onc" target="_blank">ONC</a> leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/karen-desalvo" target="_blank">Karen DeSalvo</a>, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/reider-out-onc-too-whats-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Meaningful Use Interoperability Policy and Legislation Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:01:37 +0000 Tom Sullivan 85126 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Intermountain forges new kind of clinic http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/intermountain-forges-new-kind-clinic <p>When faced with the fact that just 5 percent of the patient population was responsible for nearly half the money it spent on healthcare each year, Utah&rsquo;s <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/intermountain-healthcare" target="_blank">Intermountain Healthcare</a> decided to make some radical changes to keep these most vulnerable patients from falling through the cracks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/intermountain-forges-new-kind-clinic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Quality and Safety Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:38:25 +0000 Madelyn Kearns 85111 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com DeSalvo drafted to tackle Ebola http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-secretary-burwell-taps-desalvo-tackle-ebola <p>National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services. She&#39;ll focus on Ebola and other public health issues, at <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/department-health-human-services-hhs" target="_blank">HHS</a> Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell&#39;s request.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-secretary-burwell-taps-desalvo-tackle-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Policy and Legislation Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:46:33 +0000 Tom Sullivan 85101 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com HHS launches $840M in new IT incentives http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-launches-840m-new-it-incentives <p>Wth basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced substantial new funding meant to help practices put that technology to work delivering value-based care.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/cms-offers-new-it-investments-acos" target="_blank">CMS offers new IT investments for ACOs </a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-launches-840m-new-it-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Payers Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Policy and Legislation Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:13:57 +0000 Mike Miliard 85096 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com The medical practice evolves http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/medical-practice-evolves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-external-story-url"> <div class="field-label">External Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/evolution-medical-practice </div> </div> </div> Online Only Financial/Revenue Cycle Management ICD-10 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:21:29 +0000 Madelyn Kearns 85091 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Better denials management strategies http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/better-denials-management-strategies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-external-story-url"> <div class="field-label">External Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/better-denials-management-strategies </div> </div> </div> Online Only Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:19:40 +0000 Frank Irving 85086 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com More tech than ever on MGMA show floor http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/more-tech-ever-show-floor <p>With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA&#39;s exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas.</p> <p>&quot;The exhibit hall is a place to connect, explore and find the solutions practices need to effectively manage time, staff and operations,&quot; said Susan Paulin Schubert, MGMA&#39;s senior manager, corporate relations and business development.</p> <p>The hall will be open throughout the conference. The hours are: 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/more-tech-ever-show-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Mobile/Wireless Privacy and Security Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:07 +0000 Bernie Monegain 85081 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Practices buried under MU 'avalanche' http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/practices-buried-under-mu-avalanche <p>&quot;I&#39;ve never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so,&quot; says <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/medical-group-management-association-mgma" target="_blank">MGMA</a> Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. &quot;It&#39;s not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/practices-buried-under-mu-avalanche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Meaningful Use Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:57:54 +0000 Mike Miliard 85076 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Without a UPI, healthcare awash in SSNs http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/without-upi-healthcare-awash-ssns <p>The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management systems. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/rekindling-patient-id-debate" target="_blank">Rekindling the patient ID debate</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/without-upi-healthcare-awash-ssns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Payers Vendors Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Privacy and Security Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Mike Miliard 85071 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com