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GREAT NECK, NY | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:08 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched HealthForce, a new business unit that will offer coding services to other healthcare organizations nationwide. More
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 10:46 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Optum, the health IT division of UnitedHealth, will acquire MedSynergies -- which makes practice management, revenue cycle, physician referral management and other ambulatory-focused technology -- for an undisclosed sum. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 10:27 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could result in more workers to fulfill the increasing demand for health IT and data analytics professionals. More
Neil Versel | September 30, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR vendors have been saying for years: workflow and organizational culture are at least as important as the technology itself when it comes to healing... More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 07:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 04:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew applause when she added, "We cannot wait for 10 years to get this done." More
SAN DIEGO | Mike Miliard | September 29, 2014 | 10:15 PM | Data Warehousing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Among the many new products being showcased at AHIMA in San Diego this week: analytics focused on revenue cycle enhancement, tools for computer-assisted physician documentation, and, of course, IT to help smooth the transition to ICD-10. More
Mike Moran | September 29, 2014 | 02:39 PM | Workforce Management
Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's winners in Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments program, you'll see only one... More
Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Privacy and Security
A mail merge gone wrong has officials at the University of Florida and Texas Health and Human Services rushing to send patient notification letters after the error, which occurred a year ago, resulted in a data breach. More
Mike Miliard | September 29, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
The Health Information Trust Alliance has put out a word of warning about Shellshock, a system vulnerability it says could wreak much more damage than the infamous Heartbleed bug. More
Government Health IT Staff | September 29, 2014 | 10:24 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Amidst the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 people thus far, government entities in the U.S. and abroad are moving to harness personnel and technologies to better manage the outbreak. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 26, 2014 | 10:52 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange this week shared the results of its latest ICD-10 survey with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. It suggests that some momentum was lost as many payers, vendors and providers eased up on the gas pedal. More