ACO Top Content

  1. Rise Of Mobile Health Care

    Individuals are connecting to the Internet in exploding numbers, especially with mobile devices. Smartphone use grew by 45 percent from 2011 through 2012, and by 44 percent from 2012 through 2013, according to a new report by ABI Research. In addition, an article in Venture Beat citing the report concludes that there will be 1.4 billion smartphones in the world by the end of 2013. This doesn't even include the number of tablets, laptops, and other devices that people use to connect with the Internet. Health companies have been capitalizing on our increased use of mobile devices by developing apps to make health care more accessible and more efficient. By Jamar Ramos

  2. Choose An EHR For Continuity Of Care

    Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group selects eClinicalWorks EHR, anticipates improved communications between locations By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

  3. HIPAA Hurdles For Providers

    Compliance with the modified HIPAA Omnibus Rule is still proving a horrendous task for providers By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  4. CAC Implementation Results In 35% Increase In Productivity Gains For Inpatient Coders

    Summit Health chooses computer-assisted coding and clinical documentation improvement solution as part of ICD-10 transition strategy. By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

  5. Survey Reveals Physicians Are Worried

    athenahealth’s Physician Sentiment Index reveals a wide range of opinions on EHRs, ICD-10, government involvement, and more By Greg Bengel, contributing writer

  6. Patient EHR Education A Slow Process

    Survey finds patients are confused about EHRs, 70 percent say providers haven’t given them enough information By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  7. Putting Patients At The Center Of Improved Outcomes

    In October of 2012, as part of the Affordable Care Act, providers with “excess” readmissions began to receive reduced DRG (diagnosis related group) payments for AMI (acute myocardial infarction), heart failure, and pneumonia. Real money is on the line — enough money to determine the financial viability and survival for many hospitals.

  8. Providers Get Serious About PHI

    With all the talk about ensuring the security of PHI (protected health information) in the EHR era, 2012 was still a year riddled with health data breaches. As a matter of fact, one of the largest data breaches ever recorded by the HHS occurred last year when a server at the Utah Department of Health containing the PHI of some 780,000 patients was hacked.

  9. 2D Barcodes Can Save Money And Streamline EHR Implementation

    The use of 2D barcodes for vaccines improves the accuracy of medical records and transfers patient information directly into an EHR system; providing healthcare savings is the next step By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  10. Hospital, Outpatient Clinic Drive Patient Engagement With Patient Portal

    Estes Park Medical Center selects HealthCare Anytime’s Enterprise Patient Portal citing “unique solution” and cloud platform By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer