One North Carolina Radiology Group’s Advancing Meaningful Use Journey

November 27, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Triad Radiology Associates in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, CIO Tom Smith is helping to lead a journey through the meaningful use process—with important lessons learned already for specialty medical group leaders

RSNA Presumptions

November 26, 2014    
blog
The 100th anniversary RSNA meeting is upon us. What new IT developments will set the stage for the 2nd 100 years?

Drug Repurposing Validated with EHRs and Automated Informatics

November 26, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
A study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., assessed the feasibility of using electronic health records (EHRs) and automated informatics methods to validate a so-called drug repurposing signal. Specifically, the...

Massachusetts Medicaid Incorrectly Paid 19 Hospitals for EHR Incentive Payments

November 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The Massachusetts Office of Medicaid and Office of Health and Human Services incorrectly paid 19 hospitals for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.

4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
blog
In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.

Are Docs Getting a Bum Rap?

November 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
blog
Are physicians getting bashed too much for their resistance to health IT-enabled change? A recent digital health conference revealed that many seem to think physicians haven’t been well served by IT, not the other way around.

Former Hospital CFO Pleads Guilty to Meaningful Use Fraud, Faces Imprisonment

November 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Joe White, the former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center, recently pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Medicare on meaningful use. He faces up to five years in prison.

Podcast: How the Pioneer ACO Fallout Affects the Future of Risk-Based, Population Health

November 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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With the viability of the Pioneer ACO program in question, how should healthcare provider organizations looking to take on risk move forward? That question is posed in the latest edition of the Healthcare Informatics podcast, with Krista Bowers, managing...

Survey: 40 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Faced 10 or More Cyber Attacks in Last 12 Months

November 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Healthcare organizations are more at risk for a cyber attack than ever before thanks to the influx of electronic health information, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.

CMS Pushes Hospital MU Attestation Deadline Back One Month

November 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year back one month, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.

USDA Awards $8.6M for Rural Telehealth Initiatives

November 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded 31 grants totaling $8.6 million for rural telemedicine efforts across 34 states.

Blogs

RSNA Presumptions

November 26, 2014    
The 100th anniversary RSNA meeting is upon us. What new IT developments will set the stage for the 2nd 100 years?

4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.

Are Docs Getting a Bum Rap?

November 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Are physicians getting bashed too much for their resistance to health IT-enabled change? A recent digital health conference revealed that many seem to think physicians haven’t been well served by IT, not the other way around.

EDITOR’S NOTES: Heading Towards That $5 Trillion Annual Price Tag on U.S. Healthcare Spending

November 24, 2014     Mark Hagland
With U.S. healthcare spending now anticipated to rise from just over $3 trillion this year to nearly $5.2 trillion by 2023, such increases will have an impact on many areas of activity, including among many others, imaging informatics

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