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SALT LAKE CITY | Kaiser Health News | June 30, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
When a car rolls off an assembly line, the automaker knows exactly what parts, labor and facilities cost. Not so in healthcare, and now some health executives are trying to change that. More
Diana Manos | June 30, 2014 | 09:28 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Meaningful Use, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Lygeia Ricciardi, the first director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC, will step down on July 25, National Coordinator KarenDeSalvo, MD, announced in an email to ONC staff. More
BELLEVUE, WA | Mike Miliard | June 27, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Even if the ICD-10 compliance date is farther away than it once was, it will arrive eventually. (For real, this time. We think.) And while you'd be forgiven for taking a foot off the proverbial gas, this is time that should be spent pushing ahead with... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:15 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest health systems in the New York metro area, plans to double down on its efforts to capture deeper patient data through census surveys. The goal is to better pinpoint opportunities to improve patient care. More
Eric Wicklund | June 27, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Despite the bad press the Department of Veterans Affairs has received in recent weeks, officials are seeing marked success from their telehealth programs, which have enabled the agency to treat more veterans, reduce hospital admissions and save some serious... More
ANNAPOLIS, MD | Anthony Brino | June 27, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
Anne Arundel Medical Center has been expanding in recent years, and as part of the challenge of optimizing 49 ambulatory practices as part of its network, the health system has had to integrate IT systems -- including the Epic EHRs used at hospitals and the... More
John Andrews | June 26, 2014 | 01:46 PM
If there is one emerging pattern within the clinical informatics field, it is the quest to make data "actionable" for users. More
Mike Miliard | June 26, 2014 | 01:44 PM
A strategy most often applied to industries such as manufacturing and aviation might unlock the potential for better care at lower cost, according to a recent report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 26, 2014 | 01:42 PM
Anyone following the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has witnessed signs that changes were coming since Karen DeSalvo, MD, took the helm. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 26, 2014 | 01:40 PM
The U.S. Senate voted in Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services on June 6. More
Erin McCann | June 26, 2014 | 01:38 PM
Information is money. And data brokers, companies that mine consumers' personal information and sell to the highest bidder, know this more than anyone. More