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Tom Sullivan | June 3, 2015 | 12:54 PM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
In a new letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, members of Congress may have just opened a door for the agency to institute an enforcement-free period to the new code set conversion. More
Mike Miliard | June 3, 2015 | 10:33 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
As they make analytics inroads and arrive at tangible, transformative clinical and financial discoveries, many healthcare organizations are showing that C&BI is more about people and process than it is about technology. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 3, 2015 | 10:30 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Eighty-eight percent of the ICD-10 claims filed in the latest end-to-end testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made it through without a hitch, the agency reports. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 3, 2015 | 09:53 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Four big-name health systems are joining a White House initiative to tackle the deadly problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria -- known as superbugs. They infect 2 million people a year and result in 23,000 deaths annually. More
Erin McCann | June 2, 2015 | 06:10 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Take it from someone who's spent 41 years of his career as a mathematician, cryptographer and technical director at the U.S. National Security Agency: Healthcare is hugely vulnerable to cybercrime, and that's a fact providers need to quickly come to... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | June 2, 2015 | 02:27 PM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Privacy & Security
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow innovators access to Medicare claims and other CMS data, Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced Tuesday at Health Datapalooza. More
FRAMINGHAM, MA | Mike Miliard | June 2, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, RFID/RTLS
Three new reports from IDC forecast "explosive" growth in the Internet of Things market in the coming years, with healthcare expected to be one of the biggest investors in connected devices and networked technology. More
Erin McCann | June 2, 2015 | 10:30 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
This first part may sting a bit: To those healthcare organizations in the beginning stages of rolling out a data analytics program, chances are you're going to do it completely and utterly wrong. More
Mike Miliard | June 2, 2015 | 10:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Imaging
A new study from RAND Corporation shows that decision support technology can lead to a reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies. But practical challenges remain when it comes to putting the tools to work in clinical settings. More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Mike Miliard | June 1, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing, Accountable Care
Premier, Inc. has launched a new software-as-a-service tool aimed at helping health systems better gather and manage community-level health data to develop targeted interventions for patient populations. More
Erin McCann | June 1, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
What happens when a health system with liability insurance fails to secure protected health information of its patients and is hit with a $4.13 million class action settlement for it? More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | June 1, 2015 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Partners HealthCare's estimated $1.2 billion Epic EHR system promises to automate paper-based work at Partners' hospitals in Boston. Will the gamble pay off? The Boston Globe explores. More