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Article Archive for July 2013

Out with the Old, In with the New

July 31, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Out with the Old, In with the New

A recent study found that 17% of physician practices are considering switching electronic health record (EHR) vendors by the end of 2013. This seems like it is cutting it pretty close to the deadline of October 1, …

Concerns for Interruption of Patient Care

July 30, 2013 – 12:06 am |
Concerns for Interruption of Patient Care

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius voicing their concern of what they see as a “catastrophic back-log of Medicare claims” …

Access Integrity CEO Tagged as Executive on the Move

July 29, 2013 – 12:05 am |
Access Integrity CEO Tagged as Executive on the Move

John Kuranz, CEO of Access Integrity, has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal as an Executive on the Move. Kuranz brings 30+ years of experience in electronic publishing and internet applications to Access Integrity. Most …

The Value of ICD-10

July 26, 2013 – 12:46 am |
The Value of ICD-10

Healthcare providers are working hard to be prepared for the ICD-10 transition. Both financially and technologically, they are invested in making this project a success. ICD-10 can be a valuable tool and will be a …

Concerned for the Impact

July 26, 2013 – 12:44 am |
Concerned for the Impact

There are more than 30 bills in or headed to Washington regarding electronic health records (EHRs) since January. The specifics vary, but the common denominator is the target on the Meaningful Use program and the perceived …

Free Clinics Gear Up for the Affordable Care Act

July 19, 2013 – 12:06 am |
Free Clinics Gear Up for the Affordable Care Act

New equipment, new technology and even some actual full-time employees instead of just volunteers—the Birmingham Free Clinic on Pittsburgh’s South Side is ready for the patients they expect to see when the Health Insurance Marketplace …

EHR Implementation Hampered by Shortage of IT Workers

July 19, 2013 – 12:04 am |
EHR Implementation Hampered by Shortage of IT Workers

Healthcare organizations around the country facing the ICD-10 transition and Meaningful Use incentives are challenged by the shortage of qualified IT workers to implement the hardware and software the initiatives require.
Brian T. Horowitz posted “Health …

Akron Childrens Hospital Designated Most Wired

July 18, 2013 – 12:06 am |
Akron Childrens Hospital Designated Most Wired

Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, OH, has been designated “Most Wired” in the American Hospital Association’s survey of the state of healthcare information technology.   The survey looks at how healthcare technology helps with patient outcomes, …

Making Healthcare IT More Like the Internet

July 18, 2013 – 12:04 am |
Making Healthcare IT More Like the Internet

Doug Fridsma, the Chief Science Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, recently explained in an InfoWorld interview that electronic health records should work more like the Internet and less like …

Ten States Commit to Health Information Exchange

July 18, 2013 – 12:02 am |
Ten States Commit to Health Information Exchange

Disasters like the Moore, OK, tornado and Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have convinced healthcare providers that they need the infrastructure to maintain Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) so that patient information can be accessible in emergencies.
Kyle …

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