ACO Top Content

  1. Past Provides Clues For Successful ICD-10 Switch

    Experts advise a look at lessons learned from the recent HIPAA 4010-to-5010 transition can help ease the upcoming transition to ICD-10 By Lisa Kerner, contributing writer

  2. The EHR Honeymoon Is Over

    According to Black Book Rankings’ latest ambulatory EHR satisfaction survey, many providers have become so dissatisfied with their existing EHRs, they’re looking to rip and replace these systems within the next 12 months.

  3. 8 Musts For Community Healthcare Providers’ 2015 IT Plan

    If you are a community healthcare provider, you have just been through a time where the pace of change and confusion couldn’t be greater. Predicting the future can literally mean trying to understand what is going to be different in just six short months from now. The old notion of a five-year strategic plan has gone out the window in favor of one-year action plans. Simply put, there is a “new normal” that we must accept related to pace of change. In light of that, I’d like to offer a few thoughts on what you might expect to incorporate into your IT Plans for 2015. By Phil Stravers, ICE Technologies, Inc.

  4. Hospitals, Patients Benefitting From Remote Patient Monitoring

    Hospitals are using remote patient monitoring (RPM) to monitor recently discharged patients, patients with chronic conditions such as dementia or diabetes, and patients who have had devices such as pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy systems implanted. RPMs have taken on a renewed importance for healthcare providers as a result of hospitals facing financial penalties from Medicare because of their high readmission rates. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  5. Transforming Healthcare Delivery System With Deployment Of EHR, Patient Portal

    HealthCare Partners looks to ensure quality, access, and affordable care for all with implementation of EHR, patient portal, and population health management solution By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

  6. Healthcare Sector Trends: More Job Opportunities

    Survey shows healthcare systems have more employment opportunities than ever, leading to an increase in voluntary turnover By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  7. ICD-10 Pilot Has Significant Setbacks

    The outlook for ICD-10 implementation is bleak if the results of the National Pilot Program are any indication By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  8. Secure Texting Streamlines Clinical Communication

    A Canadian hospital installs a secure texting solution to facilitate physician paging and to provide more details about consulting cases.

  9. ONC Study Results “Encouraging” For Physicians Using EHRs

    The latest ONC study shows the majority of physicians using EHRs can also send medication orders and exchange test results By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  10. Bill Creates Online Drug Tracking

    President Obama recently signed a bill to create an electronic drug tracking system that can prevent recalled drugs from getting to patients By Katie Wike, contributing writer