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Revamping Radiology Workflows for Improved Billing Accuracy: A Large Hospital’s Experience

After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10. Implementing this new coding system has been a pain point for many hospitals. With more than 68000 codes (up from ICD-9’s 14000), ICD-10 brings a variety of mapping and other technology issues that can hinder provider workflows and interfere with timely reimbursements. But with the October 15, 2015 deadline now passed, the onus is on hospitals, both in the business office and in the treatment room, to find creative ways to make it work. 

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Healthcare Informatics Recognized with Four ASHPE Awards

April 29, 2016  |  the HCI editors
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Healthcare Informatics has been recognized by the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) with four awards as part of the ASHPE’s 2016 Awards Competition.

Health Leaders Talk Data Analytics, Precision Medicine and the Opportunities, and Challenges, for Patient Care

April 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health leaders, legislators and technology innovators discussed the growing role that data analytics and precision medicine play in healthcare, cancer diagnosis and treatment and the implications going forward at an industry event in Washington, D.C. on...

AHA Brief: Coverage for Telehealth Services Not Keeping Pace with Care Delivery Innovations

April 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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There is a growing body of evidence that telehealth can not only expand access to services but also create cost savings, yet limited coverage impedes the expansion of telehealth services, the American Hospital Association wrote in a recent brief on telemedicine.

For Telemedicine Providers, the Policy Landscape Continues to Have Both Gains and Losses, Report Says

April 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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When it comes to telehealth laws and reimbursement policies, legislators and policy makers across the country seem to be taking one step forward and then one step back, according to a new report from The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP).

Report: Health IT VC Funding Hit $1.4B in Q1 2016

April 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Venture capital (VC) funding in the health IT sector increased 27 percent quarter-over-quarter, coming in at $1.4 billion in 146 deals, compared to $1.1 billion in 145 deals in Q4 2015, according to a new report from Austin, Texas-based Mercom Capital Group.

Cleveland Clinic Partners with CVS Health on MinuteClinic Telemedicine Services

April 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In a collaboration with CVS Health and American Well, Cleveland Clinic providers will now be available for on-demand visits with CVS MinuteClinic customers in Ohio through a new telemedicine platform.

At World Health Care Congress, Examining How Innovative Care Delivery Models are Disrupting Primary Care

April 13, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During the April 12 closing keynote at World Health Care Congress 2016, healthcare executives discussed the impact that new care delivery models will have on patient outcomes and the industry.

Live at World Health Care Congress: From East Coast to West, the Patient Engagement Struggle is Real

April 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Senior executives at three healthcare organizations spread across the country were in agreement that meeting patients' increased expectations of health systems has proved quite challenging.

DoD Awards McKesson $139M Contract for RelayHealth’s Patient Engagement Solutions

April 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of the Defense (DoD) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) awarded a $139 million, five-year contract to McKesson subsidiary RelayHealth for patient engagement and secure messaging solutions.

Growing Number of Healthcare Professionals Regard Telemedicine as a Top Priority for their Organizations, Survey Finds

March 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Telemedicine continues to evolve from a specialty-centric offering to a mainstream technology service and a growing number of healthcare professionals regard telemedicine as one of their highest priorities for their healthcare organization, a recent survey finds.

Rural Health Care Connectivity Legislation Could Save $18M Over a Decade, CBO Report Says

March 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A bill, S. 1916, that would enable rural nursing facilities to tap into funding from the government’s Universal Service Fund for telecommunications and broadband services could save $18 million over a nine-year period, according to a Congressional Budget Office...

Survey: Majority of Healthcare Professionals Believe Telemedicine Delivers Similar Outcomes to In-Person Care

March 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A growing number of healthcare professionals regard telemedicine as a high priority and critical technology initiative for their organizations and believe it can deliver similar outcomes to in-person care, according to a survey from Aeris.

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