WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 30, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Finally, CMS has acknowledged a months-long chorus of frustration from industry groups that existing meaningful use rules are just too onerous. One typical reaction: "Hip, hip hooray!" More
Mike Miliard | January 29, 2015 | 21:46 PM | Business Intelligence, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
With so much set to change on Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 offers the chance to home in on process improvements that can enhance the revenue cycle. Early awareness of myriad factors affecting key performance indicators is, well, key. More
Mike Miliard | January 29, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Quality and Safety
Every year, Healthcare IT News pays tribute to nine leaders and trailblazers who are advancing health technology through their dedication and vision. It's time to nominate the 2015 H.I.T. Men & Women. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | January 27, 2015 | 12:14 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
In just six months, the number of data sources sharing information through the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange has grown by 450 percent. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 26, 2015 | 15:09 PM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
In what it's calling a 'historic' announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services has set new goals to speed the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based care. More
Mike Miliard | January 26, 2015 | 14:28 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
While Stage 2 meaningful use's infamous 5 percent view/download/transmit threshold continues to vex many providers, it's "cultural" roadblocks that have prevented some organizations from fully embracing the promise of patient access. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | January 26, 2015 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is launching a pilot that gives patients unprecedented input to their electronic health records. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 23, 2015 | 11:18 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
In a time of "fast innovation and investment" in health technology, an open Internet is essential, argues a group of IT and mHealth advocates who've asked FCC to spurn new limitations on wireless networks. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 23, 2015 | 10:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Patient safety demands that certified electronic health records enable unique device identification, says a group of providers led by the Pew Charitable Trusts. More
Mike Miliard | January 22, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Even as Mountain View pulls back the reins on consumer-facing development, clinical applications of Google Glass are "full-steam ahead." More
ROCHESTER, MN | Mike Miliard | January 20, 2015 | 16:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
In the latest example of a world-class health system yanking its established electronic health record in favor of a blue chip vendor, Mayo Clinic is migrating to Epic. More
Mike Miliard | January 20, 2015 | 10:39 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Is your hospital ready for the impact of ICD-10 and bundled payments? Providers will need good RCM systems this year to "get every dime they are entitled to." More