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KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | October 24, 2014 | 10:23 AM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
In the first batch of financial results reported since its acquisition of Siemens was announced in August, Cerner Corporation showed a robust third quarter on Thursday. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 24, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National... More
SALT LAKE CITY | Madelyn Kearns | October 24, 2014 | 08:38 AM | Quality and Safety
When faced with the fact that just 5 percent of the patient population was responsible for nearly half the money it spent on healthcare each year, Utah's Intermountain Healthcare decided to make some radical changes to keep these most vulnerable patients... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 24, 2014 | 05:46 AM | Policy and Legislation
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services -- with a focus on Ebola and other public health issues. ONC Chief Operating Officer Lisa A. Lewis has been named acting national coordinator. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 02:13 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
With basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced substantial new funding meant to help practices put that technology to work delivering value-based care. More
Madelyn Kearns | October 23, 2014 | 12:21 PM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Operating costs, ICD-10, keeping pace with new technologies, and surviving in a world of changing payment models -- those are just some of the challenges of running a modern medical practice. More
Frank Irving | October 23, 2014 | 12:19 PM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Commercial insurers inaccurately process about 20 percent of claims filed by medical practices. It's an industry standard that has weathered the test of time -- though not in a good way. More
LAS VEGAS | Bernie Monegain | October 23, 2014 | 11:33 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas. There's also a "Tweet Street." More
LAS VEGAS | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts... More
ATLANTA | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 10:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management technology. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge. More
Erin McCann | October 23, 2014 | 10:14 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | October 23, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first Innovation Tank, which the hospital patterned after ABC's hit show, Shark Tank. More