Analytics Improve Cardiac Diagnosis, Speed, And Accuracy

In a recent pilot study, cardiac specialists have started leveraging data analytics technology to differentiate two commonly misdiagnosed cardiac conditions and improve diagnosis accuracy.

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  • The Great HealthKit Betrayal
    The Great HealthKit Betrayal

    Editor In Chief Ken Congdon explains why the health IT industry shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed that Apple’s big iPhone and smartwatch launch ignored HealthKit.

The Final Nail In The Meaningful Use Coffin?

Healthcare providers across the country express their disappointment in the final Meaningful Use ‘Modifications’ Rule issued by CMS, and question the long-term viability of the program.

It’s Time To Change The Provider/Pharmacy Paradigm

In an era of team-driven care coordination and value-based reimbursement, it makes more sense than ever for providers to establish their own point-of-care pharmacies.

IBM, Apple & Epic: Health IT’s Dream Team?

IBM’s exclusive partnership with Apple could mean a giant leap forward for healthcare mobility. Here’s why.

Financial And Clinical Worlds Unite At ANI 2014

This year’s HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) ANI (Annual National Institute) conference went beyond ICD-10 to show a growing harmonization between financial and clinical teams in an effort to address a variety of reimbursement challenges.

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  • 3 Keys To Successfully Enabling Electronic Prescribing  Of Controlled Substances
    3 Keys To Successfully Enabling Electronic Prescribing Of Controlled Substances

    As discussed in a previous article, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) passed a rule in 2010 allowing controlled substance to be prescribed electronically. There are many benefits to electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), including improved efficiency of clinical workflows, decreased patient wait times at pharmacies, and minimized risk of potential medication errors, inaccuracies or forgeries. However, because these medications are heavily regulated due to the risk of diversion and abuse, the DEA rule mandates that several criteria be met for EPCS. By David Ting, Founder & CTO, Imprivata

  • Why Health IT Vendors Need To Do More To Meet The Interoperability Requirements Of Meaningful Use
    Why Health IT Vendors Need To Do More To Meet The Interoperability Requirements Of Meaningful Use

    Recently I joined other health IT vendors to testify before the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Health Information Technology Policy Committee about interoperability and health information exchange. As all of us who work in this industry know, interoperability is a key requirement of Meaningful Use (MU) certification, and with good reason: the easier it is for providers to exchange patient health information electronically, the more cost savings the system will see and the better care patients will receive.

  • 3 Approaches To Making Healthcare More Mobile
    3 Approaches To Making Healthcare More Mobile

    Three major concerns – security, integration, and the ability to work off-line – are preventing the advancement of mobility. How can these obstacles be overcome?

  • Personalizing The Patient Check-in Experience
    Personalizing The Patient Check-in Experience

    Like the rotary dial telephone, fax machine and two-way pager, the manual entry of patient data at the check-in desk is fading into history. Today, hospitals, physician groups and other providers are deploying innovative solutions that incorporate mobile kiosks and tablets with patient-friendly applications – a key topic for National Health IT Week 2014.

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FEATURE ARTICLES

  • Meaningful Use Is Not The Finish Line

    Improved information exchange, reimbursement and patient care analytics require diligent enterprise terminology management.

  • Process Control Solution Drives Quality And Efficiency

    Providing high-quality patient care through cutting-edge technology is a longtime mission of WESTMED Practice Partners (WPP). However, with thousands of policies and procedures supporting its multispecialty practice, WESTMED’s 250 physicians and 1,000 employees were challenged to effectively manage and track all steps required to complete processes. Without a formalized method to monitor progress or collect feedback, staff used countless spreadsheets and individual checklists to manage processes. This limited visibility into process performance and made it more difficult to identify potential issues or opportunities.

  • Saving Half A Day With The Click Of A Button

    Despite having two enterprise applications in place, The MetroHealth System still had paper-based manual processes slowing down operations in every department. The comprehensive academic healthcare system includes an 861-bed major medical center, a rehabilitation hospital, two long-term care/skilled nursing centers, an outpatient surgery center and a network of community-based healthcare centers. To eliminate paper and optimize processes enterprise-wide, it needed a solution that would integrate with its existing applications.

  • RCM Solution Increases Monthly Payments Posted By $80 Million

    After Norton Healthcare acquired five new facilities – all of which were placed under the same tax ID – it faced the challenge of managing four additional billing systems. Manual, paper-based processes created a lack of visibility. It took 37 staff members 4.5 days to complete one week of remittance transactions. At one point, Norton Healthcare had more than $14 million in unposted or unidentified cash.

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