Atlanta-based Eclipsys Corporation is introducing a new version of its PeakPractice solution with functionality aimed at the clinical and financial needs of ambulatory surgery centers.
The updated solution offers a turnkey, integrated solution that can automate perioperative admissions, charting/documentation, physician preference of equipment and surgical supplies by procedure, and advanced supply chain management, says the company. PeakPractice also has the functionality to support electronically filing for both professional (HCFA 1500) and facility (UB04) billing, it touts.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.