News & Updates

ICD-10 Dual Coding – Stay the Course

July 23, 2014 | By More
ICD-10 Dual Coding – Stay the Course

5 Key Reasons to Keep on Schedule By Edwin Hartai, Senior Consultant,  Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement The delay of ICD-10 has caused healthcare providers to re-evaluate the time and costs associated with planning and implementation efforts, including those devoted to dual-coding. President Obama signed the SGR bill (H.R. 4302) on April 1, 2014, effectively […]

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Healtheway Announces eHealth Exchange Validated Products

July 21, 2014 | By More
Healtheway Announces eHealth Exchange Validated Products

Streamlined Product Testing Process Dramatically Reduces Time and Cost for Interoperable HIE Healtheway, the non-profit, public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange, announced that Medicity and Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) are the first of two product vendors to successfully complete eHealth Exchange Product Testing. The eHealth Exchange Product Testing Program, launched earlier this year, […]

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Crafting a Next Generation IT strategy

July 21, 2014 | By More
Crafting a Next Generation IT strategy

What are the Strategic IT Choices? By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka During my 16 years as CIO, I’ve witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud. As Beth Israel Deaconess merges and acquires more hospitals, more practices and more care management capabilities, what are […]

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HIE Rundown – 7/17/14

July 18, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 7/17/14

Health Information Exchange News & Announcements Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to […]

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Patient-Focused Mobile Apps

July 18, 2014 | By More
Patient-Focused Mobile Apps

Key for Your Practice to Gain a Competitive Edge By Edward Keiper, President and CEO of Velocity Michelle checks her exercise app on her phone. She sees that her friend Julian has logged 250 more steps than she has that day, and she’s determined to beat him. She decides to take the stairs instead of […]

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AHIMA LTPAC Summit – 2014

July 17, 2014 | By More
AHIMA LTPAC Summit – 2014

 Top Down Meets Bottom-Up By Rod Baird Twitter: @rod99309 This is the 3rd year I’ve attended the LTPAC HIT Summit and this year the event celebrated its 10th anniversary. To my knowledge this is the single annual meeting that is useful for everyone engaged with the LTC continuum. That means not just Nursing Facilities and […]

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How Data Analytics Can Improve Government Projects

July 15, 2014 | By More
How Data Analytics Can Improve Government Projects

Business Intelligence Isn’t Simply for Businesses Anymore By Zach Watson Twitter: @Technology_Adv Although data analytics is mostly used by enterprise companies, the rise of Big Data and the need for greater insight hasn’t been limited to the private sector. It’s true that the public sector has been slower to adopt new technologies – Oregon tried […]

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The Road to Interoperability

July 15, 2014 | By More
The Road to Interoperability

Stage 2 of Meaningful Use By John D’Amore, MS, President and CTO of Diameter Health The data on avoidable waste and medical error in the US healthcare system are well-established (see IOM’s Better Care at Lower Costs). While there’s a lot to fix, one critical need is interoperability. Better coordination, less redundancy and improved care […]

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