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  1. New HIMSS Analytics Essentials Brief Highlights Biometric Security Initiatives Across Healthcare
    12/8/2016

    HIMSS Analytics has released its 2016 Essentials Brief: Security Study - Biometrics, which provides a high level view of how healthcare organizations are approaching the use of biometric solutions for security purposes across their organization.

  2. Libman Education Offers Complete eLearning Library As Subscription Service For Healthcare Organizations And Their Coders
    12/8/2016

    To help healthcare organizations more efficiently tackle varied and demanding training requirements for their medical coders, Libman Education is offering all-inclusive access to its complete catalog of online courses. Provided as an annual subscription, the “Libman Education eLearning Library” includes unlimited access to over 50 courses, assessments, and training curriculums geared to meet coding training needs at various levels.

  3. Mercy Hospital And Trauma Center’s Video Education Increases Staff Efficiency And Improves Patient Satisfaction
    12/8/2016

    Interactive video-based patient education is saving staff time while also increasing patient satisfaction for the endoscopy unit at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center. The improvements were immediate after leveraging the hospital’s SmarTigr solution fromTeleHealth Services, the nation’s leading provider of interactive patient engagement solutions.

  4. Vaco Expands Healthcare Business With Key Acquisitions
    12/7/2016

    National consulting and talent solutions firm, Vaco, recently announced the formation of Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company. Vaco’s healthcare IT division, Vaco Healthcare, acquired Pivot Point Consulting based in Seattle and Greythorn based in Bellevue, WA to offer expertise in EHR implementation, training, optimization, legacy and go-live support, project management and strategic advisory services. The new HIT services firm brings together more than 50 employees and 250 consultants across the nation.

  5. Solutionreach Empowers Practices With Intelligent Prioritization Of Patient Mobile Conversations
    12/6/2016

    Solutionreach, the leader in patient relationship management (PRM) solutions, recently announced the availability of SR Conversations, an integrated texting application.

  6. Teladoc Sets Record With 100,000 Telehealth Visits During November
    12/6/2016

    Teladoc, Inc., the undisputed leader in telehealth, providing access to care for millions, announced recently that a company record was set during the month of November with a total of 101,600 patient visits.

  7. December 8 Press Teleconference: AMGA Offers Recommendations To Overcoming Obstacles To Value-Based Care
    12/1/2016

    AMGA conducted its second annual risk survey of its membership to determine if the transition to value-based payments is continuing and if obstacles to taking risk remain.  Based on the survey results, AMGA is putting forth recommendations to the new Congress and Administration.

  8. Increase In Patient Out-Of-Pocket Responsibility Negatively Impacting Hospital Net Revenue
    12/1/2016

    The responsibility for healthcare costs continued to shift from insurers to patients in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in struggles with collection rates for healthcare providers. The shift is the result of more people participating in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), as well as those who are moving from being uninsured to being insured following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  9. WEDI Announces New 2017 Board Of Directors
    11/30/2016

    The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced recently the election of four new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to serve two-year terms.

  10. CHIME Applauds Health IT Provisions In 21st Century Cures Act
    11/30/2016

    Landmark legislation slated for a vote recently by the House of Representatives would significantly improve the ability of hospitals and other providers to exchange accurate patient data and advance personalized care.