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ICD-10 support, EHR applications among clinical, financial upgrades
This article is part of the Pulse issue of March 2014
This is the second piece in a three-part series on the impending ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2 regulations. Part one described the pressure some providers are feeling about whether they will have their systems running properly in time for the new rules. Here, two CIOs and a director of applications explain the challenges of upgrading to new financial and clinical systems, including EHR applications. The third part offers tips on how to adjust to the new rules. Pomona: Vendor helps smooth bumps in the road Kent Hoyos, CIO and VP of information technology at Pomona (Calif.) Valley Hospital Medical Center, said Pomona is a Siemens Corp. shop. "[We] not only drank the punch, but we dipped our head in the punchbowl," as he wryly put it, running the vendor's systems for both the financial and the clinical data systems. That includes health information management, labs, pharmacy, document management for legal health records, radiology, decision support, quality measures tracking and computerized physician order entry. That's on the...
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Features in this issue
From rip-and-replace to business as usual, providers differ in this year's EHR upgrades for ICD-10 support, 2014 ONC certification standards.
Three provider reps go in-depth in sharing how they are readying their clinical and financial systems for ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2.
Four healthcare systems experts give their best tips on how to prepare for 2014's most challenging regulations: ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2.
Providers are rapidly transitioning to accountable care models, but without better quality measures, these plans may have limited success.
Quality metrics and patient-focused care are the cornerstones for providers' plans as they switch to the ACO model.
News in this issue
Exclusive preview: A HIMSS analytics health data interoperability report shows HIE participation is stalled on the eve of meaningful use stage 2.
With a focus on health data interoperability, the next wave of EHRs will incorporate powers of big data, speech recognition and new database models.
Columns in this issue
Some chief information officers are replacing their EHRs. Add that to coming regulations and the next few years will be full of health IT compliance.