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Mike Miliard | March 4, 2015 | 11:21 AM | Quality and Safety, Accountable Care, Clinical
The 100 Top Hospitals recognized this week by Truven Health Analytics boast shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower 30-day readmission rates and "have been objectively proven to provide high value to their communities." More
Healthcare IT News Staff | March 4, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Claims Processing, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
Oral arguments begin today in yet another Supreme Court case that could threaten the existence of the Affordable Care Act, challenging the legality of one of its key components. More
JACKSONVILLE, FL | Mike Miliard | March 4, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care, Patient Engagement
Although most providers believe collecting from patients up-front is critical, surprisingly few of them do, according to a new report, which sees patient access technologies as critical to help reduce bad debt. More
Erin McCann | March 3, 2015 | 05:42 PM | Network Infrastructure, Imaging, Cloud Computing
Don't count fax out of the healthcare picture quite yet. With a few 21st century updates and a little adaptation, what many thought would soon be an outmoded technology is proving its staying power. More
MARYSVILLE, CA | Erin McCann | March 3, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
A Northern California hospital has acknowledged that its electronic health record system went dark for more than a week, which resulted in clinicians unable to access patient medical records and even having to postpone serious medical treatments. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | March 3, 2015 | 10:21 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
Thanks to committed pursuit of its quality measurement programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the U.S. has made "clear progress" in achieving better care at lower cost for healthier populations. More
Mike Miliard | March 3, 2015 | 08:22 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
After Mike Simms, vice president of revenue cycle for Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, signed on with one RCM vendor, he quickly found himself wishing he'd followed his hunch the first time around. More
Healthcare IT News Staff | March 3, 2015 | 08:10 AM | Privacy & Security
Calling all providers, payers, researchers and government officials: Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Privacy & Security Forum in Orlando, May 7-8. More
Henry Powderly | March 2, 2015 | 04:25 PM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Interoperability, Decision Support
The two-day event within HIMSS15 will give executives insights about cutting-edge technologies, practicable advice about determining your organization's ability to innovate, and how best to capitalize on the digital revolution. More
Bernie Monegain | March 2, 2015 | 11:37 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical
As the news and commentary on hospital-acquired infection swirls following recent superbug fatalities at two academic medical centers, CareFusion is calling attention to its recent success in infection control technology. More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | March 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
After a perplexing visit to the emergency department, one patient takes a critical look at the ways electronic health record design can lead to workflow processes that just don't make sense. More
Bernie Monegain | March 2, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
NantHealth and Allscripts, two companies focused on interoperability, will collaborate on the development and delivery of precision medicine at the point of care. More