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  • The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 04 Mar 2016
  • At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest ...

  • I survived HIMSS 2016

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 02 Mar 2016
  • Ten interviews, a podcast, a session with ONC and CMS, and two days later, I can officially say I survived HIMSS 2016. There was a momentary scare there as I wandered the exhibition floor after an ...

  • Rate of denied claims mostly unchanged since ICD-10 implementation date

    Alex DelVecchio - Content Development Strategist 01 Mar 2016
  • The increased specificity and volume of ICD-10 codes in comparison to its predecessor ICD-9 hasn't complicated medical coding, judging by the amount of claims denied since Oct. 1, 2015. That date ...

  • HIMSS first-timer: Preparing for the conference

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 25 Feb 2016
  • I have never been to HIMSS—the largest conference in the health IT industry—before, but from what I've heard it's a chaotic, health IT wonderland. At least, that's what my colleague Shaun Sutner, ...

  • ONC on the interoperability march again

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 24 Feb 2016
  • With HIMSS 2016 looming next week, ONC has rolled out yet another project in the federal health IT agency's campaign to promote what has probably been up to now health IT's most elusive goal: ...

  • ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

    Alex DelVecchio - Content Development Strategist 23 Feb 2016
  • Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers ...

  • How technology could stop the spread of the Zika virus

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 18 Feb 2016
  • While some believe that technology may not be that helpful in tracking the Zika virus, others argue that the technological means to slow or even stop the spread of the Zika virus already exists. ...