Frank Irving

Frank Irving is the Editor of Medical Practice Insider, a digital-only publication for forward-looking physician practices. He writes technology and business management at physician practices and is responsible for overall coverage decisions. Follow Frank on Twitter @Frank_M_Irving.

By Frank Irving 01:18 pm November 12, 2014
Chris Crowley, who says he spent his teenage years "logging into servers all over the world with pretty much free reign," will offer his thoughts on hacking -- ethical and otherwise -- at the mHealth Summit symposium "BYOD and MDM: Managing Risk on the Mobile Perimeter."
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By Frank Irving 09:52 am November 04, 2014
The final Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2015, published by CMS on Oct. 31, brings with it a number of changes that physicians and practice managers need to understand about chronic care, telehealth and meaningful use.
By Frank Irving 04:38 am October 28, 2014
The healthcare breakthrough of the 21st century may not come in the form of a miracle drug from the pharmaceutical industry. Rather, it's more likely to emerge from the ways caregivers interact and motivate patients.
Digital hospital
By Frank Irving 03:11 am October 28, 2014
What propels a group practice to fifteen-fold growth? At Westmed Medical Group, in New York's Westchester County, the surge can be attributed largely to care transformation driven by analytics.
By Frank Irving 01:19 pm October 23, 2014
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.
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By Frank Irving 02:51 pm October 03, 2014
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM Healthcare Global Business Services.
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By Frank Irving 02:16 pm October 03, 2014
Judy Murphy is leaving the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for a job at IBM.
Frankfort Regional
By Frank Irving 03:05 pm September 18, 2014
Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been serving the citizens of central Kentucky for nearly 40 years. The 175-bed acute care facility goes about its business of putting patients first while keeping up with the latest technological advances.
Thibodaux
By Frank Irving 02:58 pm September 18, 2014
CIO Bernie Clement and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center are on a roll, winning a third consecutive Healthcare IT News "Best Hospital IT Departments" award.
United Regional
By Frank Irving 02:55 pm September 18, 2014
The 19-person IT department, headed by Dwayne McKee, director of clinical informatics and business intelligence, handles implementation of all clinical and financial systems for the 275-bed organization. In fact, most members of the department have some level of clinical experience or exposure.

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