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 07:59 am November 07, 2014
How will physicians cope with chaos in the healthcare system? Three industry leaders explain the ways they see things shaking out.
By Frank Irving 11:29 am November 04, 2014
While data analytics are scaling down toward even smaller providers,the rubber may meet the road with ICD-10 and the drive to improve the overall claims management process.
By Frank Irving 09:33 am October 31, 2014
This year's Medical Group Management Association conference included discussions of systems integration, technology funding and, of course, interoperability. Here's what I learned making the rounds.
By Frank Irving 09:35 am June 06, 2014
These five sites facilitate discussion, help doctors seek each other's expertise, swap pictures for diagnosis and treatment suggestions and, as they become more commonly used by physicians, hold the potential to transform care delivery.
By Frank Irving 01:47 pm April 26, 2013
Another new answer pertains to the impact of budget cuts brought on by sequestration.
By Frank Irving 10:36 am November 29, 2011
A recent report published by The Commonwealth Fund finds that electronic consultation between primary care physicians and specialists could improve healthcare quality and reduce specialty care costs. However, e-consultation will be limited unless physicians can earn incentives and be reimbursed for use of the technology.
By Frank Irving 09:00 am November 10, 2011
On Nov. 8, the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, an organization of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing EHRs issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data-sharing partners.
By Frank Irving 01:22 pm October 19, 2011
During the opening keynote address on Oct. 17 at Gartner’s 2011 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, analysts from the IT research and advisory firm told 8,500 attendees to “re-imagine” their leadership role. The speakers explained that IT leaders should focus on three areas: post-modern business, simplicity, and creative destruction.
By Frank Irving 09:21 am September 16, 2011
Anthelio, a healthcare IT services firm, announced on Sept. 14 the availability of IT-ology, a help desk designed to provide physicians with an on-demand peer resource to support the rollout and effective use of EHRs.
By Frank Irving 10:53 am September 13, 2011
AirStrip Technologies, developer of a software platform that connects patient information from hospital monitoring systems, bedside devices and EHRs to clinicians’ mobile devices, announced on Sept. 12 the appointment of Dr. Hon S. Pak as a senior advisor to the company.

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