ICD-10 grace period ends
By Susan Morse 10:45 am October 05, 2016
Executives involved with the code switch said the first year went smoothly. But they are now expecting a new level of difficulty in the next 18-24 months while coders must be more precise for CMS and private insurers to accept and pay claims. 
Wolters Kluwer Emmi

Wolters Kluwer CEO Diana Nole said that engaging patients can help providers strive impove care quality and control costs.

By Mike Miliard 10:11 am October 05, 2016
The company said it plans to integrate patient engagement platform with its clinical suite, including UpToDate decision support and Lexicomp and Medi-Span drug information tools.
Behavioral analytics population health
By Bill Siwicki 09:45 am October 05, 2016
The Mentrics system from ODH will integrate data to support prevention, treatment and recovery services for persons with mental health and substance use disorders in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
phishin' Mayo Clinic tips

Mark Parkulo, MD, of the Mayo Clinic said that employees sometimes have a tendency to think the organization would not let malicious email through and that can lead to problems. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:10 am October 05, 2016
Security professionals should begin by making anti-malware efforts relevant and routine. From there, leverage the technology you have and make sure users know that software can only do so much to protect them. 
cybersecurity KPMG

Sir Michael Rake, BT Group Chairman, said that many companies' reliance on technology creates serious governance issues. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:08 am October 05, 2016
Almost all are aware that they are actively being eyed by cybercriminals, but only 22 percent said they are fully prepared to combat criminal security breaches, KPMG noted in a new report.

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By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm October 04, 2016
The vendor also has announced the availability of Dell EMC InfoArchive 4.1 and Dell EMC Clinical Archiving 2.0 software.
By Jessica Davis 01:59 pm October 04, 2016
Oxford, Mississippi-based Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford reported it was a victim of a ransomware attack, which appears to have been initiated by Russian hackers.

"Eight years ago when I was seeing patients, I would dictate for 90 seconds after every patient in free text and communicate all care provided," said Shaun Grannis, MD. "Today, I fill-out a five-page template for a sore throat that no one wants to read, with details that providers often miss."

By Sherree Geyer 12:15 pm October 04, 2016
"The voices of regulation, defensive medicine, billing and quality measure reporting have been so loud that the primary reason for documentation has been ignored," said Peter Basch, MD, of MedStar Health in Washington.
Dierdre Ruttle: A woman in health IT

Deirdre Ruttle is vice president of marketing at InstaMed, a healthcare payments network.

By Miriam Paramore 11:20 am October 04, 2016
The vice president of marketing at InstaMed, a healthcare payments network, talks with Miriam Paramore about marketing, revenue cycle and what she loves most about her work.
ReadCoor, spins from Harvard after pulling in $23M in first round of funding

George Church invented and developed FISSEQ, a gene imaging platform.

By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am October 04, 2016
Startup has developed imaging platform for gaining insight into cancer, infectious diseases, cognitive disorders and more.

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