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Neil Versel | March 5, 2015 | 09:50 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The oral arguments the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday in King vs. Burwell did not address any health IT provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but the ruling could have far-reaching effects on the future of American healthcare. More
Bernie Monegain | March 5, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
A new survey shows "significant amount of security risk" occurring across all industries. Its findings for healthcare were particularly troubling, especially with regard to providers' use of business associates. More
Chris Nerney | March 4, 2015 | 04:59 PM | Quality and Safety, Analytics
If a health system is given a choice of 50 quality measures and has to choose 10, how do they choose the best 10? More
CENTER CITY, MN | Mike Miliard | March 4, 2015 | 04:24 PM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Patient Engagement
Cerner has been chosen to implement a new electronic health record system across the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. A key component is a portal that will help keep patients engaged as they re-enter the community. More
Mike Miliard | March 4, 2015 | 11:21 AM | Quality and Safety, Accountable Care, Clinical
The 100 Top Hospitals recognized this week by Truven Health Analytics boast shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower 30-day readmission rates and "have been objectively proven to provide high value to their communities." More
Healthcare IT News Staff | March 4, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Claims Processing, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
Oral arguments begin today in yet another Supreme Court case that could threaten the existence of the Affordable Care Act, challenging the legality of one of its key components. More
JACKSONVILLE, FL | Mike Miliard | March 4, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care, Patient Engagement
Although most providers believe collecting from patients up-front is critical, surprisingly few of them do, according to a new report, which sees patient access technologies as critical to help reduce bad debt. More
Erin McCann | March 3, 2015 | 05:42 PM | Network Infrastructure, Imaging, Cloud Computing
Don't count fax out of the healthcare picture quite yet. With a few 21st century updates and a little adaptation, what many thought would soon be an outmoded technology is proving its staying power. More
MARYSVILLE, CA | Erin McCann | March 3, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
A Northern California hospital has acknowledged that its electronic health record system went dark for more than a week, which resulted in clinicians unable to access patient medical records and even having to postpone serious medical treatments. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | March 3, 2015 | 10:21 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
Thanks to committed pursuit of its quality measurement programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the U.S. has made "clear progress" in achieving better care at lower cost for healthier populations. More
Mike Miliard | March 3, 2015 | 08:22 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
After Mike Simms, vice president of revenue cycle for Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, signed on with one RCM vendor, he quickly found himself wishing he'd followed his hunch the first time around. More
Healthcare IT News Staff | March 3, 2015 | 08:10 AM | Privacy & Security
Calling all providers, payers, researchers and government officials: Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Privacy & Security Forum in Orlando, May 7-8. More