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MINNEAPOLIS | Mike Miliard | August 4, 2014 | 10:03 AM
Medtronic, the medical device behemoth, announced in late June that it would acquire rival Covidien for nearly $43 billion and move its headquarters to Ireland. More
Erin McCann | August 4, 2014 | 09:55 AM
With its sights set on a Department of Defense deal, technology giant IBM announced June 10 it was teaming up with EHR behemoth Epic Systems to compete for the DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract. More
Bernie Monegain | August 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM
In a way, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, has returned to his roots with the launch of his startup Aledade. More
Mike Miliard | August 4, 2014 | 09:48 AM
About this time last year, we ran an article in these pages titled, "Stage 2 changes may be rude awakening." In it, one hospital IT honcho made the point that, with attestation for meaningful use still off in the distance, most providers were... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | August 1, 2014 | 10:24 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
The revised compliance date for providers, payers and clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10 has been finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services. It's Oct. 1, 2015 -- just 14 months from today. More
MARRIOTTSVILLE, MD | Mike Miliard | August 1, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing
As it works to get a more valuable, holistic view of its clinical and financial data, Bon Secours Health System is rolling out a cloud-based data warehouse and business intelligence platform from Premier Inc. More
Tom Sullivan | August 1, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
Payment policies remain one of the biggest challenges yet to be ironed out when it comes to telehealth. As things stand today, doctors have little financial incentive to adopt telemedicine, as it's hard for them to be reimbursed for services rendered... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 31, 2014 | 11:32 AM | Electronic Health Records, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
As confusion clouds the lead-up to a long-overdue switchover, AHIMA tackles three of the most persistent and pernicious untruths about ICD-10. More
Erin McCann | July 31, 2014 | 11:15 AM | Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
It's official. The Government Accountability Office today affirmed what the general public knew this past October: the launch of the website was a poorly-planned and mismanaged disaster -- one that cost the federal government a pretty... More
Mike Miliard | July 31, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Interoperability
Just one in five full-time health information technology employees say they're "very satisfied" with their current job, a recent survey finds; a substantial 12 percent, meanwhile, say they're "very dissatisfied." But this is in... More
Mike Miliard | July 30, 2014 | 11:21 AM | Workforce Management, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul. More
Erin McCann | July 30, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
In many ways, mobile device security is an oxymoron in its current state. In fact, if you're using an Internet of Things-type device, chances are it has an average of 25 hidden vulnerabilities, according to new research, making it a ripe target for... More