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Mike Miliard | July 7, 2015 | 04:14 PM | Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
One notable thing about CMS' revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that many suggestions came straight from the AMA. Historically, after all, there's been no love lost between the two organizations on this heated subject. More
Erin McCann | July 7, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics
Venture capital for the digital health market is still holding its own, keeping pace with last year's "record-breaking growth," according to a new report from digital health startup accelerator Rock Health. More
Healthcare IT News | July 7, 2015 | 09:44 AM | Policy and Legislation
"I plan to bring core capabilities to the VA and create a fiscally responsible organization," said LaVerne Council, who took the reins Monday as the next CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs. More
Sherree Geyer | July 7, 2015 | 09:26 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Workforce
Hospitals that leverage online learning to reduce the cost of continuing education requirements may experience a bonus: lower lengths of stay, reduced readmissions and improved quality indicators. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2015 | 08:19 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is poised to launch a new model of care designed to support greater quality of home-based care among Medicare beneficiaries. More
Healthcare IT News | July 7, 2015 | 06:10 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm of healthcare. Our headlines watch list is updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates. More
Tom Sullivan | July 6, 2015 | 01:34 PM | ICD-10 & Coding
In a surprise concession, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that it would work with the American Medical Association on four steps designed to ease the transition to ICD-10. More
Mike Miliard | July 6, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Too often, health organizations "make rookie mistakes" in their technology implementations, writes Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder. And too often, these rollouts leave hospitals vulnerable to serious patient safety risks. More
Erin McCann | July 6, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Clinical, Population Health
Longtime collaborators Cerner and University of Missouri have re-upped for a 10-year contract that will see the five-hospital health system pushing toward new population health and patient engagement goals. More
Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
As promised last month, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, and friends, launched on July 2, the Get My Health Data Campaign. The idea was to launch close to July 4 in order to declare the date as "Data Independence Day." More
COLUMBIA, MO | Mike Miliard | July 6, 2015 | 10:25 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 10:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A "one-size fits all" approach to meaningful use has done no one any favors, argues Brookings Institution Fellow Niam Yaraghi, who puts forth a plan for giving the federal incentive program a shot in the arm. More