In Ohio, Optimizing Stoke Care With Telemedicine

December 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Inside a large Ohio health system is the OhioHealth Stroke Network, which uses video conferencing and clinical documentation tools to have stroke neurologists on call 24/7. The value of telemedicine has been proven, says the network's system business...

CMS: 257K EPs Hit With MU Penalties; AMA Calls the Number “Dismal”

December 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face penalties under the meaningful use program in 2015 for failing to meet requirements of the EHR incentive program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

In Letter to HHS, Congresswoman Continues Push for Stage 2 Reporting Flexibility

December 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) continues to remain committed to easing the Stage 2 meaningful use reporting requirements, writing a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell asking her to shorten the 2015...

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves

December 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
Leaders at Hutchinson Clinic in south-central Kansas have been innovating with data analytics and other activities—even in a still-largely-fee-for-service environment

In Toronto, a Transnational Discussion on Data Analytics in Healthcare

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare, held Dec. 2-3 in Toronto, Canadian and American healthcare leaders shared broadly around a range of data analytics-related topics

ICD-10: One CMIO Questions Its Value

December 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Although a recent HBMA survey found that its members are more prepared for ICD-10 now than perhaps ever before, not everyone agrees on the purpose of this mandate.

Mac McMillan’s Clarifying Moment on Data Security

December 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
As always, Mac McMillan laid it on the line on the rising threats to data security, in his keynote address at the CHIME-iHT2 forum on data security currently being held in Houston

Done with Politics Yet? Not So Fast!

December 9, 2014     Pete Rivera
Selecting a vendor can be tricky. Your new CIO may have their personal preferred vendor list, the CFO is sweating the added expense, and the department director needs all the work to be done externally because internal resources are fully committed to existing...

Farewell to RSNA 2014: Have We Reached an Inflection Point?

December 8, 2014     Mark Hagland
Attendees at RSNA conferences of two decades ago could scarcely imagine what the hottest conversations would be like at RSNA 2014, as the radiology and imaging informatics world swirls with change

Coalition Fights AMA’s Stance on ICD-10

December 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, fired back at American Medical Association (AMA) President Robert Wah’s recent criticism of the transition to the ICD-10 coding set.

Federal and State Privacy Laws: Strategies for Analysis of Big Data in Healthcare

December 5, 2014     M. Leeann Habte
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the ability of organizations to create and analyze large health data sets, often referred to as “Big Data.” The use and disclosure of Big Data in healthcare requires an understanding of the source and type...
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