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Eric Wicklund | October 9, 2015 | 10:13 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
A federal partnership with seven health systems is testing whether a new payment model that supports telemedicine can be used to reduce hospitalizations of long-term residents in nursing homes. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 9, 2015 | 08:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Retired Capt. Nathan Wayne Waldon had his audience at hello. With a mix of humor, storytelling skills and health IT insight, he kept the crowd at the HIMSS Public Policy Summit rapt to the end on Thursday. More
Tom Sullivan | October 9, 2015 | 08:02 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Cloud Computing
When Microsoft released Office 2016 at September's end, the software giant somewhat quietly revealed a host of new features geared toward healthcare providers. Healthcare CIOs and CISOs might be most interested in the privacy features. More
Healthcare IT News | October 9, 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
Mike Miliard | October 8, 2015 | 10:12 PM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
Many mobile health developers -- and rightfully so! -- are curious about just what features and protections their devices need to have in order to comply with HIPAA privacy rules. HHS wants to help clarify. More
Erin McCann | October 8, 2015 | 10:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In case you forgot, allow a new OIG alert to remind you: Healthcare providers and EHR vendors who engage in information blocking might get in serious trouble with federal anti-kickback laws. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 8, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Imagine the state of healthcare and healthcare information technology in five years. What will it look like? Will healthcare provide more -- or less -- value? Will care be better coordinated? Will patients be more engaged? What about interoperability? More
Eric Wicklund | October 8, 2015 | 08:06 AM | Mobile, Patient Engagement
The University of California-San Francisco is using tools, such as Windows tablets with Oneview software, to bridge communication gaps and empower patients as full partners in their care. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 8, 2015 | 07:47 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Compliance & Legal
Chip Kahn III, President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, is not shy about giving his opinion. After all, he's been steeped in healthcare policy at the national level throughout his career. More
Linda Girgis, MD | October 7, 2015 | 05:55 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Clinical
One doctor's first week of coding under the new classification system has been frustrating, to say the least. She shares her experience and looks at new fears on the immediate horizon. More
Darin Brannan | October 7, 2015 | 03:17 PM | Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Network Infrastructure
Periods of change are when organizations are most vulnerable to security breaches -- especially healthcare entities and the technology vendors that serve them. More
Bernie Monegain | October 7, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Analytics
University of Missouri Health Care is one of the latest two health systems to receive the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that are improving patient outcomes. More