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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
CHICAGO | Tom Sullivan | April 1, 2014 | 02:26 PM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Industry observers and insiders alike were a bit surprised that the American Medical Association did not appear overjoyed with the prospect of ICD-10 being pushed back. But, the organization had its reasons. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | April 1, 2014 | 09:51 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Perhaps if the Senate had voted down the doc pay patch, regrouped, come back with another stab at permanent SGR repeal, someone would have noticed Section 212 saying that HHS cannot mandate ICD-10 as the standard code set before Oct. 1, 2014, in effect... More
Mike Miliard | April 1, 2014 | 09:46 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
There are two types of analytics projects: those boundary-pushing advancements that, where they do exist, are mainly the product of big hospitals and academic medical centers, and the humbler, more doable -- but sometimes just as valuable -- insights that can... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | April 1, 2014 | 09:10 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The U.S. Senate voted to pass the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which both pushes back the compliance deadline for ICD-10 and perseveres the pay rate for doctors treating Medicare patients. Before those officially take hold, however, President... More
Erin McCann | March 31, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
A new report emphasizing a correlation between digital technology and company performance or profitably spanning 11 different industries underscores a few surprising things about the healthcare sector and its digital IQ. More
Eric Wicklund | March 31, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
While more and more doctors are gaining access to and adopting mobile health tools, many nurses are left to deal with legacy systems and are filling the gaps with their own smartphones. That could be changing soon. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | March 31, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The American Health Information Management Association is urging controls on the copy-and-paste functionality in electronic health record systems. The use of copy-and-paste should be permitted only when such "strong technology and administrative controls... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Moran | March 31, 2014 | 09:28 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Healthcare IT is very good at collecting data, but are we using it to make good decisions? More
LEWISTON, ME | Mike Miliard | March 28, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Meaningful Use, Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure
Denis Tanguay, chief information officer for Central Maine Healthcare, says his workload has "probably quadrupled" in the past few years. More