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Is 10 Really Greater Than 9?

Is 10 Really Greater Than 9?

December 22, 2014 – 2:06 am |

We write and talk a lot about the upcoming ICD-10 coding classification transition, the preparation needed to embrace the change fully ready, and the expected hurdles you will be required to jump in the transition.
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More Hospitals Are Making the Change

December 22, 2014 – 2:04 am |
More Hospitals Are Making the Change

The days of deciphering doctors’ notes are nearing an end in Bismarck. Joining the scores and scores of other hospitals across the country, the Sanford Health and CHI St. Alexius Health are welcoming their new electronic health records (EHRs) system. The Bismarck Tribune brought this news to our attention in their article, “Hospitals switch to electronic record system.”

E-prescriptions are just one noticeable difference in patient services at Sanford, the result of a multimillion-dollar health records system that went live in April. CHI St. Alexius is integrating the same software with a launch set for September.

Hospitals around the country are implementing EHRs to improve efficiency and patient services, but also to avoid penalties. Federal law penalizes hospitals that don’t make the switch to an approved EHR  system by withholding Medicare reimbursements. This is all part of Meaningful Use and the drive to bring collaboration and efficiency to healthcare records.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.

Photo by Adrian Boliston, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Musgrove_Park_Hospital_corridor.jpg / CC BY 2.0

 

 

Working Together

December 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Working Together

Health care changes on a daily basis, so why wouldn’t the careers and roles? There’s little doubt that the role of the healthcare CIO will be dramatically different in just a few short years. This …

Tightening the Reins

December 19, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Tightening the Reins

Even with the delays, physicians are still asking for more delays of the ICD-10 coding classification implementation. Many of their fears involve the financial implications and impact on their cash flow. Experts keep the fear …

Digital Medicine

December 19, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Digital Medicine

When hospitals started making the transition to electronic health records (EHRs), many nurses moved out of a caregiving role and into an information technology role. Modern Healthcare brought this information to our attention in their …

At What Cost?

December 19, 2014 – 2:02 am |
At What Cost?

Cost is a common subject when it comes to ICD-10 and the upcoming transition, but it is usually in the context of how much the preparation will cost when all is said and done, or the impact …

EHRs To Go

December 18, 2014 – 2:06 am |
EHRs To Go

Mobile-focused electronic health record (EHR) company drchrono has updated its iPad and smartphone-based application so that both can be accessed with Apple’s Touch ID. This was a security feature that was added to the latest …

Attempt to Delay ICD-10 Failed This Time

December 18, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Attempt to Delay ICD-10 Failed This Time

There has been quite a significant lobbying effort mounted by a small but very vocal minority within the healthcare industry of late. Their goal was to further delay the implementation of ICD-10 to well into 2017. …

Moving Into the Future

December 18, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Moving Into the Future

Electronic health records (EHRs) are the catalyst for advancement and collaboration among healthcare providers. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was initially blamed when it failed to diagnose the first United States case of Ebola last month. Of …

Managing a Crisis with EHRs

December 17, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Managing a Crisis with EHRs

We have discussed the challenges of digitizing medical records here for quite a while now. Imagine trying to start a digitization project during an epidemic. Currently, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a crisis organization, is …

Preying on the Sufferings of Others

December 17, 2014 – 2:04 am |

The reports of fraud continue as more people apparently try to take advantage of the Medicare and Medicaid system for profit. This time it is from Massachusetts and was brought to us from the MetroWest …

Time to Move On

December 17, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Time to Move On

Moving past the most recent ICD-10 delay may take some providers longer than others to recover. The number of healthcare organizations who had been preparing for an October 1, 2014 deadline and who now are continuing …