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February 04, 2016
Although a top CMS official has declared meaningful use dead, health IT observers say it is still quite alive but that it will change under the new MACRA healthcare law.
January 26, 2016
Though they are often thought to possess fewer resources than their colleagues that practice in different geographic locations, physicians who are based in rural areas have kept up with their urban ...
January 08, 2016
CMS is giving health IT organizations until Feb. 1 to comment on requiring EHR vendors to annually recertify CQM reporting modules and increase the number of CQM measures.
November 06, 2015
Cerner's president discusses what the company is doing to make healthcare interoperability a reality -- and the Department of Defense takes a firm stand.
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This Innovation Spotlight looks at how Turntable Health uses Iora Health's collaborative care model to improve primary care. One interesting aspect: Health coaches guide patient visits. Continue Reading
A revenue cycle executive passes on six best practices from a series of EHR rollouts that were designed to soften risks to the organization's billing processes. Continue Reading
The EHR market is saturated with traditional on-premises options, leaving newer vendors to carefully consider which platforms and customers to target. Continue Reading
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Clinical documentation is becoming a critical piece of the IT puzzle for organizations that want to take advantage of analytics and population health management. Sure, ICD-10 may add to the challenge, but the importance of increasing quality of care... Continue Reading
Along the path to ROI for electronic health records systems, aspects such as further enhancing the technology -- or perhaps even swapping it out for a newer model -- come into play. Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations have made numerous EHR investments during the past few years, in a bid to meet meaningful use requirements. Now that the stage 3 rules have been released, it's time to stop and consider next steps.
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With the release of stage 3 rules, healthcare is heading into the post-meaningful use era. In response, hospitals are preparing to further optimize EHR investments. Continue Reading
Alaska is known as the "last frontier" for a reason, and it presents unique healthcare challenges. Two CIOs are addressing these challenges through a telehealth program. Continue Reading
Paper health records and other forms are frequently scanned into hospitals' electronic systems. Find out why an organization hired a third party to do its scanning. Continue Reading
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Redundant information and lack of training on proper record keeping are problems that a clinical documentation improvement program can solve. EHR complexity is often a leading culprit to tackle. Continue Reading
Many small physician practices aren't ready for ICD-10 yet, and, in some cases, it's because their vendors don't have ICD-10-ready services. Continue Reading
Interoperability of healthcare data, long a sticking point in getting EHRs and exchanges working to their full potential, may see some big advances this year. Vendors are discussing how the cloud will help the cause, and standards developer Health ... Continue Reading