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BOSTON | Rachel Gotbaum | April 4, 2014 | 10:42 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among Medicare patients in the country. That meant federal fines of more than $1 million... More
Bernie Monegain | April 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
The New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City are calling for applications for a second round of healthcare startups for its New York Digital Health Accelerator, a program designed to make New York a hub for the emerging... More
Erin McCann | April 4, 2014 | 07:49 AM | Meaningful Use
As Stage 2 meaningful use continues to pose a challenge, here's a handy chart to help eligible providers tackle three of the six menu objectives. More
Neil Versel | April 4, 2014 | 06:45 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
With apologies to Internet meme-makers everywhere, analytics experts have a message for healthcare providers trying to get their heads around business and clinical intelligence: "Big data, you're doing it wrong." More
John Andrews | April 3, 2014 | 11:04 AM | ICD-10, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Healthcare industry response to yet another postponement of ICD-10 coding ranges from relief to resentment. Those who haven't prepared for the radical format transition are exhaling contentedly, while those who have worked furiously to make the deadline... More
Mike Miliard | April 3, 2014 | 10:39 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
We hear a lot about patient engagement these days. Certainly, the idea is a noble one. And the benefits it could bring when practiced on a wide scale are immense. But a lot of providers are still wondering: How do you do it? More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | April 3, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Overall provider satisfaction with HIE solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from research firm KLAS. However, Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems was so... More
Kelsey Brimmer | April 2, 2014 | 01:11 PM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The Senate's vote March 31 to delay implementation of ICD-10 by a year might be providing hospitals extra time to get ready for the transition, but it will have a negative financial impact on the bottom line, according to revenue cycle management... More
BARRINGTON, IL | Mike Miliard | April 2, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
In its second analytics buy in the past three months, GE Healthcare will acquire Montreal-based CHCA Computer Systems, which develops operating room management technology. More
Erin McCann | April 2, 2014 | 10:12 AM | Meaningful Use
The brainchild of medical researcher, professor and self-made billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, NantHealth is aimed at solving the interoperability crisis and connecting the industry in the most powerful of ways -- a direct response of discontent with the... More
Ed Park | April 2, 2014 | 08:55 AM | Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
The news that someone slipped a provision into the Sustainable Growth Rate patch legislation that will once again delay the transition to ICD-10 is disappointing, and symptomatic of the seemingly unreliable relationship that exists between providers,... More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | April 2, 2014 | 07:05 AM | ICD-10
It took the Senate nearly five hours Mar. 31 to debate and approve a bill that would temporarily fix the SGR and also delay ICD-10 one year. The curious -- and disconcerting -- thing is, during that time not a single Senator made mention of the ICD-10... More