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Tom Sullivan | May 6, 2015 | 01:23 PM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
Once again, proposed legislation that would block the ICD-10 conversion is back -- almost. Without the actual text, though, it's hard to speculate on its chances of passing the House and Senate. More
SAN JOSE, CA | Mike Miliard | May 6, 2015 | 11:17 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Workforce
Not every healthcare provider has a chief experience officer, but more and more are finding that CXOs are key to enterprise-wide patient experience improvement and the alignment of quality, safety and performance strategies. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | May 6, 2015 | 11:16 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
The IT infrastructure office at the Department of Health and Human Services has some serious security problems. This after the office received a less than satisfactory security report card from the Office of Inspector General this week. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | May 6, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
IBM Watson Health is collaborating with Epic and Mayo Clinic to apply cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to EHRs, and also with 14 cancer institutions to reduce from weeks to minutes the ability to translate DNA insights. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 6, 2015 | 09:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Until physicians have EHRs that can talk with one another, the Precision Medicine Initiative introduced by President Barack Obama could be in jeopardy, Sen. Lamar Alexander said Tuesday. More
Mike Miliard | May 6, 2015 | 09:51 AM | Mobile, Telehealth, Accountable Care
A new telehealth platform released this week by Boston-based American Well marks a pivot point, says CEO Roy Schoenberg, focusing on enabling physicians to more easily integrate video conferencing into their workflows. More
Tom Sullivan | May 6, 2015 | 07:58 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
The new budget blueprint does not technically repeal the Affordable Care Act, but it could be a cornerstone of the GOP's long game against it. More
Erin McCann | May 5, 2015 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
If you were just getting used to CMS' electronic clinical quality measures, get ready for its annual update after the federal government recently announced measure changes for the 2016 reporting period. More
CLEVELAND | Mike Miliard | May 5, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Analytics
Cleveland Clinic is the latest world-class provider to make its analytics algorithms available on Apervita, enabling other health providers to put some of its knowledge to work improving their own outcomes. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 5, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Just couple years after what appeared to be a rocky start for Pioneer accountable care organizations, with some ACOs struggling and others dropping out of the program, a new report from CMS shows encouraging savings. More
ARMONK, NY | Bernie Monegain | May 5, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
IBM announced Monday it had completed the acquisition of Dallas-based population health company Phytel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. More
Healthcare IT News | May 5, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Based on de-identified claims and EHR data of more than 10 million people, this infographic from Arcadia Healthcare Solutions shows a decade-plus of diabetic patient data, normalized to show the movement of various states of severity and control of the... More