CMS Webinar Highlights New IT Requirements For CPC+ Initiative
CMS Webinar Highlights New IT Requirements For CPC+ Initiative

Six health IT requirements are in place for participants in the new program. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  • Robot Connects Team To Specialists In California
    Robot Connects Team To Specialists In California

    At Lompoc Valley Medical Center, “Dr. Robot” is connecting remote neurologists to doctors via telemedicine. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Telehealth’s Role In Medicare’s Chronic Care Management
    Telehealth’s Role In Medicare’s Chronic Care Management

    CMS recognizes care management as one of the critical components of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals, as well as reduced spending. Since January 2015, Medicare has been paying separately under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) under American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99490, for non-face-to-face care coordination services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions.

  • Most Hospitals Have Experienced Ransomware Attacks
    Most Hospitals Have Experienced Ransomware Attacks

    According to a recent poll, the majority of hospitals in the US have been targeted by ransomware attacks in the last year. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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    Building A Foundation For Effective Analytics

    By creating a master data warehouse and longitudinal patient record, Memorial Health System has the pieces in place to improve patient care and cut costs using analytics.

  • Rethinking EHRs As Engagement Enablers
    Rethinking EHRs As Engagement Enablers

    There are numerous problems with many EHR products on the market today that I accept as fact — they’re cumbersome from a data entry perspective, counter-intuitive to clinical workflows, and aren’t conducive to interoperability.

  • The Trouble With EHRs
    The Trouble With EHRs

    Too many health providers are adopting EHRs simply to satisfy MU requirements and collect their incentive payments. This is a shortsighted goal.

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    The ICD-10 Deadline That Wasn’t

    The latest delay will prompt healthcare providers to put ICD-10 on the back burner and focus instead on more pressing initiatives like Meaningful Use.

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  • Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
    Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?

    Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?

According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?

The ONC’s Olive Branch

Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.

The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Price Transparency

A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.

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    The Risk Of Virtual Viruses In The Race To Modernize Healthcare

    A viral outbreak of epidemic proportions is disrupting medical services across the country, most recently stalling procedures and causing delays at MedStar, a community-based health system in Washington, D.C. Similarly disrupted was a hospital in Kentucky, declaring an “internal state of emergency” due to a virus, while a Southern California hospital paid $17,000 to cure a virus earlier this year.

  • Navigating The Patient Engagement Equation
    Navigating The Patient Engagement Equation

    There’s a new sense of urgency in the healthcare community when it comes to expanding patient engagement, and for good reason. Evidence continues to quantify the strong link between more involved patients and improved outcomes. In addition, expanded patient engagement is essential to a provider’s financial viability under a pay-for-performance model.

  • Living With Big Data: A 360° View Of Patients
    Living With Big Data: A 360° View Of Patients

    The digital revolution in healthcare is well under way. As physicians have been more apt to use electronic medical records (EMRs) and pharma companies and medical researchers are now using electronic databases to hold and protect their data, healthcare holds and manages some of the most complex and contextually rich data sets of any industry. However, using that data to its fullest capacity to make intelligent clinical decisions at the point of care continues to be a pain point facing hospitals and health systems.

  • How Population Health Will Help Providers Get Compensated For Successful Outcomes
    How Population Health Will Help Providers Get Compensated For Successful Outcomes

    Population health, population health management, interoperability — these things mean different things to different people. But no matter how you define them, the desired effect is to drive better outcomes, both for the patient and the provider.

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    There are a number of issues and trends impacting the healthcare industry that should be of particular note for home health providers as the push to provide better care to more individuals continues.

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    No question, mobile devices have transformed home health care delivery.  Highly portable laptops, tablets and smartphones make it simple and convenient for nurses, therapists and other clinicians to document vital data, access patient records and check drug interactions – right in patient homes. 

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    Fueled by aging Baby Boomers, the need for coordinated, team-based patient care is spilling beyond hospital walls into the quickly expanding realm of home health and hospice care.

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    Hospitals seeking to conquer the stubbornly persistent problem of patient safety can start by expanding the adoption of barcoding technology into all areas of the hospital, from the patient room to the lab to the pharmacy. Although barcoding outcomes to date may have fallen short of expectations, it’s important to recognize that both the technology and utilization are maturing, providing the opportunity to make great strides toward improved safety and quality of care at a fraction of the time and cost investment required for an enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) implementation.

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    A2iA Corporation, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a worldwide leading developer of natural handwriting recognition, Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) technologies and products for the payment, mail, document and forms processing markets.

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    Solutionreach is a cloud-based platform built upon patient engagement technology, designed to help healthcare professionals eliminate the communication gaps that occur between their practice and their patients. The tools and services included with the platform focus on maintaining engaged relationships with each patient, all throughout the continuum of care.

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    Many if not most healthcare executives and traditional care providers view “Patient Engagement” as ambiguous in terms of measureable clinical value and actual financial ROI. Thus, financial and human resources are allocated to Patient Engagement projects only with significant hesitancy (if at all).

  • Improving Clinical Workflows And Increasing Quality Of Care Through Secure Communications

    When providing patient care, every minute counts. As clinical mobility continues to increase, the efficient communication and collaboration among physicians, nurses, and other providers is critical to the delivery of quality patient care. In this environment, healthcare organizations must find a way to balance the clinical need for better, faster communication with safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI).

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    Accelerate interoperability in healthcare with a first-to-market healthcare solution that combines fax and Direct messaging in a single solution by enabling healthcare organization to easily exchange Direct messages with no change to the user experience using their current RightFax-EMR integrations. 

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