By Carl Natale 09:44 am December 16, 2013
This ICD-10 implementation thing might not be so bad. There are electronic health record systems that promise to assign ICD-10 codes. What's the problem?
By Carl Natale 11:13 am December 09, 2013
I admit it. I'm confused by Friday's announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering extending the meaningful use Stage 2 period.
By Michele Judge 07:56 am November 18, 2013
Care coordination requires a mix of advanced, integrated solutions; including EHRs, automated prescription and lab ordering tools, online documentation and billing processes and clinical decision support technologies working in harmony to share information throughout the enterprise.
By Betty Jo Bomentre 08:52 am October 28, 2013
There has been a lot of press lately about care coordination, and how it will play a significant role in improving patient outcomes. But despite all of this positive coverage, inter-organizational care coordination is far from becoming a reality.
By Keith W. Boone 10:34 am October 02, 2013
Non-essential US government operations are shut down. That has some impacts on us in the Health IT Standards development space.
By Baskar Mohan 08:36 am September 12, 2013
Given that there is one more year to go, the majority of the healthcare organizations should be prepared and ready to accept ICD-10 codes.
By Lindy Benton 08:54 am July 29, 2013
To reduce overall healthcare spending, it’s important to examine areas of waste within healthcare transactions, and the ways to reduce or eliminate inefficiencies, streamline revenue cycle management and improve the patient experience.
By Michael Brozino 09:45 am July 03, 2013
After a glance at the state of the electronic health record industry, it’s clear that it’s not 2009 anymore. Companies are being acquired, going out of business, facing lawsuits from users and even the major vendors are reporting sales losses that would have been unheard of just two years ago.
By Kathleen Sebelius 10:11 am May 30, 2013
Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices.
By Terry Cameron 08:06 am May 17, 2013
Although “pay-and-chase” methods are still commonplace, health plans can supplement their recovery efforts with pre-payment analytics.

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