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CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | December 4, 2014 | 11:14 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
"I'd like to see a world where you get paid because you have good informaticians," said Doug Fridsma, MD, former chief scientist at ONC and now CEO of AMIA, speaking Wednesday at RSNA's 100th annual meeting in Chicago. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 4, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
An estimated 50,000 lives were saved, 1.3 million fewer patients escaped harm and healthcare avoided $12 billion in spending. This according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this week. More
Tom Sullivan | December 3, 2014 | 12:37 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
Payers and providers should consider mimicking Black Friday and Cyber Monday when they interact with patients. And that starts with calling patients consumers. More
Erin McCann | December 3, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Health information exchanges most likely curb emergency room usage and costs, in some cases. But there's been a lot of talk lately about whether they are financially sustainable. A new systematic review suggests that, for the most part, they're not. More
Bernie Monegain | December 3, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Policy and Legislation
"Bad actors" are the focus of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to ramp up oversight of providers and to save taxpayers money. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the new measures today. More
John H. Hammergren, Tejal K. Gandhi, MD | December 3, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Quality and Safety, Interoperability
There are few areas of modern life that technology hasn't altered. From our smartphones to our DVRs to the GPS in our cars, technology has changed the way that we shop, read, watch movies and television, drive...the lineup goes on. What's missing... More
Neil Versel | December 3, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
Health insurer WellPoint is the launch partner for an online continuing medical education program emphasizing a global focus to diagnosing diseases, something that might have been helpful in handling recent Ebola cases. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | December 3, 2014 | 07:44 AM | Data Warehousing, RIS and PACS, Workforce Management
While workflow engines are common in other industries, healthcare has so far made limited use of them. At RSNA 2014 on Tuesday, one Mayo Clinic radiologist made the case for these efficiency tools, and showed how a changing medical landscape may soon see them... More
Eric Wicklund | December 2, 2014 | 01:32 PM | Mobile/Wireless
More and more healthcare providers are using mobile devices to coordinate care, and they're finding some interesting benefits and drawbacks. Representatives of three such health systems share their best (and worst) practices. More
Tom Sullivan | December 2, 2014 | 01:29 PM | Mobile/Wireless
How did Duke Medicine and the Ochsner Health System move so fast to become the first to integrate their electronic health records with Apple's HealthKit? Leaders from both health systems open up about why and how they made it happen -- and what they... More
Diana Manos | December 2, 2014 | 01:28 PM | Mobile/Wireless
One thing's for certain about mobile health technology: It's taking off faster than ever as more clinicians, consumers and big-name corporations get onboard. This trend is only going to continue, according to Rich Scarfo, director of the annual... More
Diana Manos | December 2, 2014 | 01:24 PM | Mobile/Wireless
The young gay Latino male population is among the most vulnerable for contracting human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. They've also been a population incredibly difficult to reach in clinical care and prevention efforts. One federally qualified health... More