Enterprise Content Management

 Document management systems are used to store and maintain electronic documents or images of paper documents. These systems make it easier for healthcare providers and administrators to access and track patient and organizational data. Enterprise document management is touted as a key part of the effort to create an integrated and comprehensive view of both the patient and the continuum of care.

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In an evolution one exec says will help physicians face an "onslaught of uncertainties and challenges," GE Healthcare has launched the latest version of its integrated EMR and practice management system for physician practices, Centricity Practice Solution 10.
August 5, 2011
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– From the newly arrived immigrant trying to decipher a doctor’s prescription to a paramedic trying to help an injured tourist, it’s clear that the language of healthcare isn’t English-only. And in many cases, there isn’t time to find an interpreter.
August 5, 2011
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“Hurdle rate” is a business school term for the minimum rate of return on investment (ROI) on a given project that an organization is willing to accept before financing it.
August 5, 2011
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A non-profit set up to run Tennessee’s telehealth network is shutting down amid an investigation of its books and charges that two former officials skimmed hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding and misused other funds.
August 5, 2011
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The Department of Defense Military Health System has awarded a $9 million contract to Arlington, Va.-based Vangent for 24/7 application support for the Defense Health Services Systems Program Executive Office.
July 29, 2011
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Mac McMillan, CEO of Austin, Texas-based IT security firm CynergisTek and chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force, has some strong opinions about privacy protections in healthcare nowadays. The short version? Things could be a lot better.
July 28, 2011
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NaviNet, the real-time healthcare communications network, has announced NaviNet Doc Xchange, which enables electronic document exchange among providers, insurers and others, reducing mail- and fax-based submission.
July 13, 2011
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The St. Louis-based vendor's new Eden solution is designed to help small practices maintain their independence by combining all EMR and PM solutions on a platform accessible by Macs, iPhones and iPads.
July 12, 2011
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued an interim final rule aimed at cutting red tape for providers. The rule won't be published in the Federal Register until Friday, but so far the Medical Group Management Association has weighed in as being "pleased" and “encouraged” by the proposal.
July 6, 2011
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After completing a successful pilot program with 500 physicians, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has teamed up with Availity, a health information network that health plan officials say will streamline business processes between more than 26,000 of Georgia's healthcare providers and BCBSGa, the state's largest health plan.
July 5, 2011
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– No matter what happens politically or in policy circles, "seismic shifts" are going to occur in healthcare, and IT needs to be a major part of reshaping the landscape, according to H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
July 5, 2011
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What if CMS threw a meaningful use party and nobody showed up?
July 5, 2011
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About 39% of medical offices in the U.S. have adopted <a href="/directory/electronic-medical-record-emr" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">EMR</a> technology, according to SK&A. With Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments now available to physician practices and hospitals who make <a href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Meaningful Use</a> of such technology, that number is expected to rise over the next several years. But what about the practices who have not yet embarked on the journey toward EMR implementation? What’s holding them back? And where should they turn for help in managing the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems? Download this white paper to learn more about EMR implementation best practices.
April 18, 2012
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The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announced in February 2012 that nearly 2,000 hospitals received incentive payments under the CMMS’ <a href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">EHR</a> Incentive Programs. In addition, 85 percent of hospitals now report that by 2015 they intend to take advantage of the incentive payments. With the competitive inpatient market moving toward critical mass, many hospitals face the challenge of meeting Stage 1 MU criteria. Forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are approaching patient education beyond checking a box on their way to qualifying for incentive payments. Learn how Ochsner Health System now provides consistent patient education materials based on evidence-based medicine to its clinicians across its seven hospitals and 40 clinics.
March 22, 2012
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Driven largely by the Medicare and Medicaid <a href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">EHR</a> incentive programs, EHR adoption in the U.S. has been growing exponentially and exceeding federal health officials’ expectations. Although the Dept. of Health and Human Services has delayed the qualification date for Stage 2 <a href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Meaningful Use</a> until 2014, healthcare providers expect more complex <a href="/directory/health-information-exchange-hie" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">HIE</a> to be included. In order to easily and efficiently share patient information with multiple entities, including other EHRs and health information systems, providers, payers and HIEs, healthcare providers will need to capture, manage and make electronically accessible a broader set of clinical data elements. Read this white paper, including Healthcare IT News reader survey responses, to learn how to manage and digitize unstructured documents in order to meet Stage 2 requirements.
February 13, 2012
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