Clinical and hospital quality reporting News
October 18, 2016
The MACRA final rule eases ways for doctors to measure patient care data for Medicare reimbursement; meanwhile, ONC focused its authority on patient safety in health IT systems.
September 19, 2016
Vindell Washington, M.D., the new national coordinator for health information technology, hits back at a survey citing widespread physician dissatisfaction with EHRs.
September 07, 2016
Eight high-ranking congressmen are calling on federal healthcare officials to consider "flexibilities" in administering the new MACRA healthcare law, particularly as it applies to small physician ...
June 01, 2016
Add the Mayo Clinic to the list of organizations that will have a major role in the Precision Medicine Initiative. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is slated to receive $130 million in 2016 ...
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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is U.S. healthcare legislation that provides a new framework for reimbursing clinicians who successfully demonstrate value over volume. Continue Reading
An expert's tips for how physicians paid by Medicare can begin to navigate the quickly accelerating transformation into new payment models -- and the related technology -- under MACRA. Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations are turning to population health management technology to help improve care and reduce costs. Analytics are playing a crucial role in this shift, as providers must take into account patients' administrative, social and ... Continue Reading
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Most healthcare organizations -- 58% of respondents to a Peer60 report—aren't ready to adopt alternative payment models for value-based care yet, according to the report. Also, 37% of respondents ... Continue Reading
Many physicians feel that the implementation of the ICD-10 code list will not only cause practices to go out of business, but push physicians to retire. Continue Reading
Big data and data analytics open doors to precision medicine, population health and value-based care. But health IT professionals still face major barriers. Continue Reading
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The costs of the top 100 most frequently billed discharges were part of recently released Medicare payment data documenting the year 2013. Continue Reading
Providers that don't schedule checkups frequently enough can be reminded by providers that deploy a clinical decision support system. Continue Reading
Healthcare researchers mine unstructured data from nontraditional sources such as social media to detect disease outbreaks and predict pandemics. Continue Reading
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Defining healthcare business intelligence is the first step towards its use. A book on the subject has all of its definitions covered. Continue Reading
Qualifying for federal reimbursements is challenging, but one hospital simplified the process through the use of evidence-based order sets. Continue Reading
With stage 2 meaningful use approaching and the launch of the HIPAA omnibus rule, providers have to ensure their EHR adoption strategies are in place. Continue Reading