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Surviving the ICD-10 Delay

April 16, 2014 | By More
Surviving the ICD-10 Delay

Five Unknowns to Consider By Rex A. Stanley, RN, CPC, CMM, PCS, CHBC, CRS, CPCO, President of Alpha II, LLC Twitter: @Alpha_II How the ICD-10 delay was wrapped into the SGR bill, approved by Congress, and signed into law with such lightning speed may remain a mystery forever. Depending on how prepared you are to […]

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Direct Access to Lab Test Results through Quest Diagnostics

April 14, 2014 | By More
Direct Access to Lab Test Results through Quest Diagnostics

Patients Nationwide Now Have Access to Their Lab Test Results MADISON, NJ – For the first time, Americans nationwide can directly access their personal laboratory data through Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services to about 30% of American adults each year. Under a federal […]

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HIE Rundown – 4/7/14

April 7, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 4/7/14

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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ICD-10, What next?

April 3, 2014 | By More
ICD-10, What next?

ICD-10, What next? By John Halamka, MD After the senate vote on HR 4302 last night , I sent an email to the CIOs of payers and providers in Massachusetts, suggesting that we need to capture the millions spent locally in ICD-10 preparations before mothballing our projects. I suggested that we should continue with testing […]

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Health IT Appointments and Hires 2014

April 1, 2014 | By More
Health IT Appointments and Hires 2014

Companies and Organizations Announce New Team Members The following are announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments in the healthcare and health IT industry. Press Ganey Appoints Ted Kennedy, Jr., Health Care Strategist, Thought Leader and Attorney, to Board of Directors Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced the […]

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Twitter #NoDelay Hashtag Highlights

April 1, 2014 | By More
Twitter #NoDelay Hashtag Highlights

Following #NoDelay This Week The new hashtag #NoDelay was started by AHIMA to rally against delaying ICD-10 any longer. Starting with a “virtual rally” on Monday and the Coalition formed. Here are some highlights from yesterday. AHIMA will host a VIRTUAL RALLY on getting #ICD10 out of the #SGR fix via Twitter 3/31 at 10am […]

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Health IT Issues that Desearve a Second Read

March 31, 2014 | By More
Health IT Issues that Desearve a Second Read

Top Guest Posts of the Month One of the ways that HITECH Answers is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thought on the issues of today. We publish at least seven guest posts a week now, Monday through Thursday. In case you […]

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Twitter #MeaningfulUse Hashtag Highlights

March 27, 2014 | By More
Twitter #MeaningfulUse Hashtag Highlights

Following #MeaningfulUse this Week Hanging out on Twitter this week in the #MeaningfulUse feed, here are some highlights. New #EHR resource: Stage 2 #EHR #MeaningfulUse Attestation Calculator helps you prepare for Stage 2 attestation: http://t.co/1UeEbRahBt — CMSGov (@CMSGov) March 25, 2014 #MeaningfulUse stage 3 will get more shape in June http://t.co/kst5jSlHOQ — Government Health IT (@GovHIT) March […]

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