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Carl Shulman, MD | April 10, 2014 | 07:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
EHRs were designed to satisfy specific functions for distinct parts of the care process. Currently, EHRs are all about making sure all the warnings are heeded, and all boxes are checked. It's about bringing the information together to make physicians... More
Diana Manos | April 10, 2014 | 06:25 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, envisions an agency with new workgroups and a less siloed approach, with consumer and privacy advocates participating across all the groups. More
WASHINGTON | Frank Irving | April 9, 2014 | 01:51 PM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
CMS officials say a new data set identifying physician payments and services performed will help prevent fraud and abuse. The American Medical Association, though, warns that it's nothing but a "data dump." More
BOSTON | Erin McCann | April 9, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Boston has long proven itself a mecca for healthcare innovation, a hub of some of the best minds and most prestigious hospitals in the nation. And the 2014 Boston Children's Hospital Innovators' Showcase proved no exception. More
Austin Cameron | April 9, 2014 | 09:49 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
KLAS spoke with more than 100 providers for the recently published ICD-10 consulting services report, in which providers revealed who they used for ICD-10 assessments/road maps, implementation/PMO resources, on-site training, eLearning and application testing... More
Erin McCann | April 9, 2014 | 07:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Think the chances of getting a meaningful use audit are slim? Tell that to the folks who lost their job for doing it wrong, or folks at the four-hospital Scripps Health, who, all told, have undergone 11 meaningful use audits to date. Some say mock audits are... More
Bernie Monegain | April 9, 2014 | 06:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Healthcare CIOs report their workload is growing in both scope and complexity, and there seems to be no end in sight. This is according to a new report from nationwide healthcare executive search firm SSi-SEARCH. More
OTTAWA | Mike Miliard | April 8, 2014 | 10:08 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
In a development that could help providers with remote patient monitoring and other telehealth applications, one developer has created a neuroimaging app designed to work with Google Glass. More
Bernie Monegain | April 8, 2014 | 06:47 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Bill Spooner "retired" from his post as leader of Sharp HealthCare's 450-member IT team on Feb. 14. The quotes around "retired" are necessary because he has something in the works -- he won't say what yet. It's something... More
Diana Manos | April 7, 2014 | 10:34 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Working in collaboration, HL7 International and the American Immunization Registry Association have announced the launch of a new HL7 Immunization User Group. More
OAKLAND, CA | Erin McCann | April 7, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Privacy and Security
Some 5,100 Kaiser Permanente patients were sent HIPAA breach notification letters after a KP research computer was found to have been infected with malicious software. Officials say the computer was infected with the malware for more than two and a half years... More
Bernie Monegain | April 7, 2014 | 06:07 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to... More