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Health IT Is Gaining Ground

Health IT Is Gaining Ground

November 17, 2014 – 2:06 am |

Health information technology (HIT) has largely beeen driven by the HITECH Act that was passed in 2009. Electronic health records (EHRs) and the incentives that come with utilizing the technology for providers are two key players. Adopting …

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Collaboration is Key

November 21, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Collaboration is Key

Health care changes on a daily basis, so why wouldn’t the careers and roles? There’s little doubt that the role of the CIO will be dramatically different in just a few short years. This interesting topic came from CIO in their article, “Predicting the Role of Healthcare CIOs in 2020.”

The key word for 2020 will be collaboration. That is, if it isn’t today. Work and progress cannot be done in a silo. It is very similar to health care itself. Collaboration with patient care is essential to recovery, and now with electronic health records (EHRs), sharing data and information for the positive outcome of a patient’s medical condition is the ultimate in collaboration.

Start preparing for the future today. Get your physicians and other medical staff involved in the electronic systems now. Getting them invested and communicating now will help everyone in the end — the patient, the practice, and the future of health care.

Melody K. Smith

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

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Staying In Step

November 21, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Staying In Step

One of the top goals of the federal Meaningful Use program, which encourages adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), is to improve patient safety. The thought is that the increased collaboration that is made possible with …

Something to Look Up To

November 21, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Something to Look Up To

The Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) of the Health IT Standards Committee has released recommendations regarding electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to NwHIN, improvements need to be made to the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture …

Nursing Taking on New Roles

November 20, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Nursing Taking on New Roles

In the 1990s, 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 …

Taking Precautions

November 20, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Taking Precautions

We reported a couple of weeks ago how the finger pointing started as soon as news got out that a patient in a Texas hospital was released with Ebola. Electronic health record (EHR) systems took …

Staying on Top of the Situation

November 20, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Staying on Top of the Situation

Group health plans with 50 or more participants, including self-insured plans, must be able to conduct electronic transactions in accordance with the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) standards and operating rules. An additional …

Different Career Courses for Nurses

November 19, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Different Career Courses for Nurses

There have been many changes in careers as a result of the ICD-10 coding classification transition. Long-time medical coders have left the profession for early retirement or in some cases, completely left the field because …

The Cost from Another Perspective

November 19, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Cost from Another Perspective

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 …

The Power of Change

November 19, 2014 – 2:02 am |
The Power of Change

ICD-10 is among the largest healthcare changes in history. So, are you ready? Health care as a whole is, or should be, focused on the changes and challenges  that providers face in electronic health records …

A New Generation Will Have a New Approach

November 18, 2014 – 2:06 am |
A New Generation Will Have a New Approach

Electronic health records (EHRs) are being called the new lightning rods by some healthcare professionals and critics. This comes from the Huffington Post in their article, “Electronic Health Records: The New Lightning Rod in Health …

You Are Not Alone in ICD-10 Prep

November 18, 2014 – 2:04 am |
You Are Not Alone in ICD-10 Prep

The mandatory implementation deadline for the ICD-10 coding system has been moved to Octover 1, 2015. Some see this as easing pressure on clinicians who have not yet started the change. Some see it is …