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AMA/KPMG Survey: Docs Still Frustrated by MACRA’s Complexities

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new survey of 1,000 practicing physicians who have been involved in practice decision-making related to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) shows that fewer than one in four physicians who have begun to get ready for the program feel well prepared to meet its...

Could Apple’s Latest Venture into Health IT Disrupt the Entire Industry?

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Apple is in talks with a multitude of healthcare stakeholders with eyes on turning your iPhone into a centralized bank for medical information.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Clinical Information Systems

June 27, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the past several days, Healthcare Informatics has revealed its top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories. Next up is the Clinical Information Systems segment.

Home Remedies for Innovation Constipation

June 26, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.

An Estimated $262B in Medical Claims Initially Denied in 2016, Analysis Shows

June 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new analysis from Change Healthcare has revealed that out of an estimated $3 trillion in medical claims submitted by hospitals in the U.S. last year, an estimated 9 percent of charges—representing $262 billion—were initially denied.

Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage to Reach 1.8 Million by 2022

June 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase since 2015, according to the Global Information Security Workforce study.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Consulting Services

June 26, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Survey: Providers Struggling to Leverage Tech Power for RCM

June 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Providers find themselves challenged to maximize the benefits of innovative technology to better manage uncompensated care and revenue integrity, according to a new survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Navigant.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

June 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Survey: 75 Percent of CIOs Concerned About Incomplete, Inaccurate Medication Data

June 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Despite multidisciplinary efforts to improve medication reconciliation, hospital CIOs still report unsatisfactory results, with three out of four concerned that their organization’s medication history data is incomplete or inaccurate, according to a new survey...

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017  |  Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
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During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.

MACRA 2018 Rule Reaction: Relief for Small Practices More of a “Band-Aid” than a Long-Term Fix

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Responding to stakeholder concerns, CMS is looking to make year two of the Quality Payment Program simpler for small practices. What will be the fallout for these clinicians?
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