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Article Archive for March 2014

Ready – Set – – – Wait?

March 31, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Ready – Set – – – Wait?

Today has reminiscences of Y2K. Remember in the weeks and days leading up to December 31, 1999 how every stipulation and “what if” was discussed, strategized, and planned? Six months worth of cash flow recommended, …

More Access, More Information

March 31, 2014 – 2:04 am |
More Access, More Information

A patient’s medical record used to be off limits to that patient, unless he or she went through the paperwork hoops of releases, approvals, etc. However, times have changed as much as the medical record …

No April’s Fool Joke Here

March 28, 2014 – 2:06 am | One Comment
No April’s Fool Joke Here

You are going to think we are trying to prank you. Have you heard about the latest attempt to delay the ICD-10 coding classification implementation? The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Access to Medicare …

Health Information Proves Helpful for All

March 28, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Health Information Proves Helpful for All

Health information exchange (HIE) between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to newly released research from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). This information …

Patient Data Proves Value

March 27, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Patient Data Proves Value

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) Technical Expert Panel has released their report on patient-generated health data (PGHD). It reveals that the sharing and mutual review of electronic health record (EHR) data can add clinical value …

Engaging the Docs

March 26, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Engaging the Docs

The process to meeting the requirements for electronic health record (EHR) system implementation and ICD-10 coding classification transition has always included the physicians, and it has always been a struggle. As the deadlines approach, providers face …

Public Health and Diet

March 25, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Public Health and Diet

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researchers have received a $200,000 grant to study the feasibility of using electronic health records (EHRs) to measure health outcomes of Marion County residents by neighborhood or even by census block …

Healthcare Technology and Patient Satisfaction

March 25, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Healthcare Technology and Patient Satisfaction

Innovations in healthcare information technology are transforming a visit to the doctor into engaging, two-sided interactions that provide more accurate information to both doctors and patients. The E Week article, “Computer Ergonomics, Dictation Apps Can …

Who Benefits from the Affordable Care Act?

March 24, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Who Benefits from the Affordable Care Act?

Here we are, four years after the Affordable Care Act was approved. The old saying that “time flies when you are having fun” may or may not apply, depending on where you fall in the transition process …

The Benefits are Evident

March 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Benefits are Evident

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has brought about confusion, arguing, and an endless list of complaints… but it has also brought advancement and improvements in patient care. The JS Online article ”Health Center Expands, Offers …

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