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LEAWOOD, KS | Bernie Monegain | January 20, 2015 | 10:52 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Responding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's call for comments on its draft plan, the American Association of Family Physicians did not mince words. More
Mike Miliard | January 20, 2015 | 10:39 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Is your hospital ready for the impact of ICD-10 and bundled payments? Providers will need good RCM systems this year to "get every dime they are entitled to." More
Tom Sullivan | January 20, 2015 | 08:04 AM | Telehealth, Interoperability
Is a platform for the entire healthcare industry a viable solution to interoperability challenges? Two early-stage companies say their new technologies are up to the task. More
HACKENSACK, NJ | Anthony Vecchione | January 19, 2015 | 11:12 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Reporting immunization records to state agencies is a required core measure for Stage 2 meaningful use. For healthcare providers, that can be an arduous task. More
Erin McCann | January 19, 2015 | 11:04 AM | Privacy and Security
Healthcare organizations not only must heed federal data security laws; they also have state laws to keep in mind. A growing trend has states making these regulations tougher than ever. More
NEW YORK | Mike Miliard | January 19, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
More and more healthcare organizations are recognizing the value of population health management -- and a majority say they expect to recoup their investments in the technology to power those programs in just a few years. More
Bernie Monegain | January 19, 2015 | 09:10 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 16, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
"It's hard to comprehend how HHS can move forward to full-year reporting when the numbers for 90-day reporting are so low," said Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., criticizing the rigidity of the meaningful use program as she reintroduced her... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 16, 2015 | 11:09 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the Federal EHR Incentive Program and is in charge of the transition to ICD-10, announced Friday she would be stepping down in February. More
Eric Wicklund | January 16, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth
A strike of some 3,300 Kaiser Permanente employees over one department's understaffing issues may be giving telehealth services a huge, unintended boost. More
Erin McCann | January 15, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Despite new data suggesting that only "low quality" and insufficient evidence exists for the costs savings and improved outcomes case for health information exchanges, new analysis focused on HIEs' relationship to repeat imaging may turn that... More
PHILADELPHIA | Mike Miliard | January 15, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
"Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities," according to a new paper from the American College of Physicians, which offers its take on usage strategies and better system... More