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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
Erin McCann | July 31, 2014 | 11:15 AM | Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
It's official. The Government Accountability Office today affirmed what the general public knew this past October: the launch of the HealthCare.gov website was a poorly-planned and mismanaged disaster -- one that cost the federal government a pretty... 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
Erin McCann | July 30, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
In many ways, mobile device security is an oxymoron in its current state. In fact, if you're using an Internet of Things-type device, chances are it has an average of 25 hidden vulnerabilities, according to new research, making it a ripe target for... More
Kurt Ullman | July 30, 2014 | 10:32 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Getting physicians on board with cost cutting measures proves to be one of the healthcare industry's top challenges, one that has become critical as hospitals buy up more physician practices. There's the technology available to help doctors... More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | July 30, 2014 | 10:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as new Veterans Affairs secretary secretary on Tuesday, just as a new VA overhaul bill gives a substantial push for new health IT initiatives at the troubled agency. 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
OREM, UT | Erin McCann | July 29, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Quality and Safety
Not all medical infrastructure and equipment is created equal, as healthcare providers can attest. This year, after analyzing feedback from thousands of providers, KLAS officials have named the 2014 highest performing vendors across 23 different categories. 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
John Halamka | July 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM | ePrescribing, Network Infrastructure
In the realm of e-prescribing, there remains one key issue to bring to light, says John Halamka, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and that's the need for increased industry awareness and adoption of the full functionality already present in e... More
Erin McCann | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
A new state health information exchange has officially signed on with the eHealth Exchange, bringing an additional 16 million patient records into the national HIE pool. More