WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | August 1, 2014 | 22:24 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
The revised compliance date for providers, payers and clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10 has been finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services. It's Oct. 1, 2015 -- just 14 months from today. More
MARRIOTTSVILLE, MD | Mike Miliard | August 1, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing
As it works to get a more valuable, holistic view of its clinical and financial data, Bon Secours Health System is rolling out a cloud-based data warehouse and business intelligence platform from Premier Inc. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 31, 2014 | 11:32 AM | Electronic Health Records, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
As confusion clouds the lead-up to a long-overdue switchover, AHIMA tackles three of the most persistent and pernicious untruths about ICD-10. More
Mike Miliard | July 31, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Interoperability
Just one in five full-time health information technology employees say they're "very satisfied" with their current job, a recent survey finds; a substantial 12 percent, meanwhile, say they're "very dissatisfied." But this is in... More
Mike Miliard | July 30, 2014 | 11:21 AM | Workforce Management, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
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. More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will step down next summer. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2014 | 10:43 AM | Quality and Safety
Electronic health records have a big role to play in improving hospitals' medication reconciliation, a new study finds, but challenges related to data quality, technology and workflow remain. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Mike Miliard | July 28, 2014 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
Expanding on a partnership announced this past spring, athenahealth and Henry Schein will integrate their respective technologies to better enable community health centers to meet reporting requirements. More
PHOENIX | Mike Miliard | July 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), RIS and PACS, Cloud Computing
Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical image management. More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | July 17, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Geisinger Health System announced a new initiative this week that will offer patients access to advanced cancer treatment protocols and clinical trials. By partnering with Hamburg, Germany-based Indivumed, the health system has set its sights on the "... More
AUSTIN, TX | Mike Miliard | July 16, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Business Intelligence, Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 15, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, ePrescribing, Policy and Legislation
The prevalence of prescribing via electronic health record has skyrocketed over the past decade. Almost unheard of in 2006, nowadays more than 70 percent of physicians e-prescribe, according to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health... More