By Tom Sullivan 10:43 am October 31, 2013
As CommonWell Health Alliance, the new interoperability coalition of health IT vendors, approaches the start of its first pilot project, company officials used AHIMA's annual conference in Atlanta to highlight the biggest health information exchange hurdles currently facing vendors and providers.
By Tom Sullivan 11:00 am October 28, 2013
Speaking at the AHIMA convention and exhibit in Atlanta on Monday, two officials from the CommonWell Health Alliance outlined their plans for the trade group's interoperability pilot, and spotlighted some of the ongoing health information exchange challenges facing providers and technology vendors today.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am October 20, 2013
Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am October 20, 2013
One of the biggest roadblocks to wider adoption of cloud technology in healthcare is the fact that CIOs and chief privacy officers look askance at its security protections.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am October 20, 2013
The $2.4 billion hospital revenue cycle management software and services industry expects double digit increases in 2014.
New HIPAA rule could change BAA talks
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am October 17, 2013
With an onus now on vendors to keep hosted data secure, that can make business associate agreements trickier than ever to negotiate as hospitals try to protect patient information and IT companies try to shield themselves from risk. Four providers offer tips from the trenches on getting the language right.
Doug Brown
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am September 23, 2013
The $2.4 billion hospital RCM software and services industry expects double digit increases in 2014 because of business shifts, reimbursement and payment reforms, accountable care participation, ICD-10 coding challenges, physician practice acquisitions, collection issues, and overall declining margins.
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am September 20, 2013
When Mike Taylor was shopping for a new electronic health record system, vendors boldly sat across the table from him and said flat-out that they won't integrate with other EHRs. 
By Diana Manos 12:00 am September 20, 2013
Eighty-seven percent of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a recent survey.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am September 20, 2013
As hospitals come to own more and more physician practices, more of them are making use of big-name EHRs, spurring efficiencies and readiness for meaningful use. But more than half of solo docs are still paper-based.

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