May 16, 2012
While the HIPAA Privacy Rule covers protected health information (PHI) in all forms, the HIPAA Security Rule specifically applies only to PHI that is maintained, transformed, or transmitted in electronic form (e-PHI). The Security Rule requires covered entities to meet specific objectives and presents major challenges for virtually every covered...
May 01, 2012
Adoption and training are inextricably linked—your community hospital can only achieve the level of adoption you need with effective training. In our latest white paper on clinical system adoption, we address the 10 Keys for Training Success.
April 18, 2012
About 39% of medical offices in the U.S. have adopted EMR technology, according to SK&A. With Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments now available to physician practices and hospitals who make Meaningful Use of such technology, that number is expected to rise over the next several years. But what about the practices who have not yet embarked...
April 17, 2012
Hospital executives know that traditional cost-cutting methods have reached the point of diminishing return. Reduced reimbursement, increasing regulations, staff reductions, mandatory overtime, and lower capital expenditures have had disastrous effects on care delivery and the overall health of provider institutions. Yet the federal government is...
March 29, 2012
The United States is undergoing a major transformation of its healthcare delivery system, driven by federal health IT investments and healthcare reforms. This content piece features information from a joint presentation at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas in February, where Eric Dishman, General Manager of Health...
March 22, 2012
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announced in February 2012 that nearly 2,000 hospitals received incentive payments under the CMMS’ EHR 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...
March 07, 2012
In just a few short years, the health information exchange (HIE) market has grown exponentially and continues to expand in terms of number of initiatives, scope of services provided and technology offerings. When the nonprofit, community-based Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization(CFRHIO) was formed in 2003, its leaders focused...
June 10, 2011
Hundreds of initiatives for care episodes are already underway in the U.S., relying on myriad combinations of provider types, legacy systems, and techniques. No single system on the market has the perfect solution across all areas. Bundling payments can reduce the cost of care by significantly reducing duplicative services, refocusing practice on...