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Kaiser Health News | June 24, 2015 | 02:22 PM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it. More
BURLINGTON, MA | Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Business Intelligence, Accountable Care, Analytics
With an eye toward the "irreversible transition" toward value-based care, EHR analytics firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has acquired Sage Technologies, which develops implementation tools and managed services for ACOs. More
AMERICAN FORK, UT | Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
As the U.S. healthcare industry speeds toward an era where value-based reimbursement is the rule rather than the exception, hospitals are doing their homework in looking for revenue cycle technology vendors who can help them make the transition. More
ORLANDO | Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 09:18 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
"It's not just talk about clinical integration ... you have to talk about what's next around value-based contracting," said one consultant at the the HFMA National Institute this week. "If you do a better quality of care with a... More
Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 08:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Privacy & Security
As an academic medical center, University of Utah Health Care has some special security challenges unique to an organization of its size and scope. One is the sheer number of passwords that must be managed for its employees. More
Mike Miliard | June 23, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The CommonWell Health Alliance continues to add new members as it works toward an ambitious goal of expanding its provider footprint to 5,000 sites nationwide by the end of 2015. More
Erin McCann | June 23, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, listen up: You're going to be left behind. From the "platform revolution" to the "Internet of me," a new Accenture report sees IT fundamentally reshaping the industry in... More
Mike Miliard | June 23, 2015 | 10:40 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security, Interoperability
The 2015 HIMSS HIE and Direct Messaging Survey released this week polled accountable care organizations, health information exchanges, hospitals and others about how they use Direct messaging. Their answers may surprise you. More
Mike Miliard | June 23, 2015 | 09:49 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
For the past five years, one analytics company has been compiling an annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in America. Just 16 facilities have made it onto the list every year of the survey. See who they are here. More
Erin McCann | June 22, 2015 | 10:53 AM | Telehealth, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
A controversial ban on administering abortion drugs via a telemedicine platform in Iowa has been overturned by the state's Supreme Court. More
NEW YORK | Erin McCann | June 22, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety, Compliance & Legal
A former employee at a major New York health system has been indicted, along with seven others, for stealing personal data of 12,000 patients, enabling more than $50,000 in fraud. More
Mike Miliard | June 22, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this past week, two health IT researchers put forth five use cases that help define what an "open" electronic health record should really look like. More