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Erin McCann | September 25, 2014 | 08:36 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Meaningful use audits are nothing to play around with. They're time consuming and could signify thousands or millions of dollars in lost incentive payments. So proper preparation is essential -- especially for one measure in particular that providers... More
Mike Miliard | September 25, 2014 | 07:21 AM | ICD-10, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
A lot has been said about ICD-10 over the years, along the winding and surprise-packed road toward the looming Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date. But few have said much about the code set's parallels with one of HBO's biggest hit shows. More
Mike Miliard | September 24, 2014 | 01:24 PM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
This past summer, AHIMA launched what it calls the first major survey taking stock of healthcare's information governance practices. The verdict? There's lots of work to do, with huge troves of data but not much strategy for using it all wisely.... More
CAMBRIDGE, MA | Tom Sullivan | September 24, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
The healthcare industry has traditionally been knocked for its slowness in adopting technology. A new Harvard study suggests that being late to the IT party could seriously hamper business growth. More
FRISCO, TX | Mike Miliard | September 24, 2014 | 10:27 AM | Electronic Health Records, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Conifer Health Solutions, the IT services company launched by Tenet Healthcare, will acquire SPi Healthcare, which makes revenue cycle and health information management technology, for $235 million. More
Erin McCann | September 24, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The burgeoning digital healthcare market is where the money's at. In fact, in just three years' time, industry analysts project the sector will nearly double, thanks to evolving consumer expectations and a serious influx of start-up cash. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 24, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), ICD-10
The 86th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 in San Diego, promises to offer its biggest technology splash yet. IT will be featured in ways big and small throughout the event. More
Bernie Monegain | September 24, 2014 | 07:38 AM | Policy and Legislation
In an op-ed in Wednesday's New York Times, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, and Bob Kocher, MD, former special assistant to President Obama on healthcare and economic policy, make the case that the Affordable Care Act is... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 23, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
The HHS Office of the Inspector General found one "critical vulnerability" in the security of information on, according to a report it released Tuesday. More
NASHVILLE, TN | Mike Miliard | September 23, 2014 | 10:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Hospital Corporation of America will acquire PatientKeeper, which makes software that enables physicians to have a unified view of disparate patient data, for an undisclosed sum. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 23, 2014 | 10:15 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it... More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | September 23, 2014 | 08:42 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, D.C., last week mobilizing throngs of industry health IT leaders, who brought their concerns and recommendations to Capitol Hill. Among their requests? Interoperability standards and Stage 2 reporting... More