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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Just as some hospitals in low-lying areas of Manhattan were preparing to evacuate on Friday afternoon and others all along the East Coast were readying for the wind, rain and power outages expected from Hurricane Irene, Boston-based Iron Mountain, an information management services company, offered 10 tips on how best to weather the storm.
August 26, 2011
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With a new online Medicaid enrollment system up and running, Oklahoma is ready for the onslaught of Medicaid enrollment that is expected in 2014, says Mike Fogarty, CEO of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
August 19, 2011
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Just three weeks after its iPad-native EHR made news for gaining ONC-ATCB-certification, drchrono has launched an iOS app to replace paper-based patient check-in.
August 18, 2011
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A Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is looking to take basic charting and clinical functions out of the EMR and offer a simple clinical software package to nonprofits working around the globe.
August 10, 2011
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The news wasn’t a surprise. By the time it was confirmed, it had been rumored for months. Still, it was a sad day.
August 5, 2011
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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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Structured and unstructured information are valuable assets that allow companies to make informed business decisions. As a common practice, companies have adopted back office systems and CRM as part of their IT infrastructure to address structured information that’s commonly found in databases. While CRM lays the foundation for the IT infrastructure it does not address the unstructured data that can be found between core systems.
June 22, 2012
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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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