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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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Atlanta is largely considered the health IT capital of the United States, but there are some innovative new health IT technology companies for providers to watch in Birmingham, Alabama.

Will Apple Revolutionize Healthcare?

Apple announced its new HealthKit app at its Worldwide Developer Conference this week and the platform had more provider play than expected. What does this announcement mean for the ongoing transformation of the healthcare industry?

Making Health Data Hurricane-Proof

Hurricane season is nearly upon us. Here’s 5 tips that can help ensure your health data can stand up to any storm.

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    Patients’ Demand For Digital Communication Will Continue To Increase

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    With the recent changes to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, organizations and their business associates must address how they’re compliant and what changes to make to minimize risks. The Omnibus Rule creates urgency for clinicians and administrative staff to use a HIPAA compliant secure messaging system. Sharing PHI over mobile devices requires more security than a standard SMS service offers.

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    With hundreds of patients being admitted, seen and discharged on a daily basis at SJGH, nurses relied heavily on the overhead paging system to alert doctors and relay critical messages to staff . This was not only creating a disruptive environment for patients, but also negatively impacting the hospital’s HCAHPS score. SJGH realized it needed a better way to quickly communicate with clinical staff without making so much “noise.”

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