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Article Archive for May 2014

The Domino Effect

May 30, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Domino Effect

Obamacare is not the only healthcare initiative from the White House that will help the general population. The Affordable Care Act will inadvertently help create many new jobs in the healthcare arena in our country, due …

Taking on the Challenge

May 29, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Taking on the Challenge

Some are not surprised by the ICD-10 delay. Maybe it was the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) delay in 2012 that set the precedent or potential for more, or maybe it was just …

Stay on Course

May 28, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Stay on Course

Even with the delay to transition to ICD-10, it is imperative that healthcare providers have a solid strategy in place. Part of that strategy should include training the staff. Becker’s Hospital Review brought this interesting topic to …

Despicable Them

May 27, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Despicable Them

There is no level of fraud that I find acceptable, but there are some kinds that I find more atrocious. The owner and general manager of a hospice in Chandler, Oklahoma have been indicted on …

Enhancing the Experience

May 27, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Enhancing the Experience

The field of electronic health records (EHRs) is comparatively young, and there is still room for improvement. The Hospitalist asks, “Are Electronic Health Records Hindering Patient Care?” The write-up cites a recent observational study, performed at the Johns Hopkins School of …

The Need for Education

May 26, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Need for Education

The world of health information management (HIM) has experienced a “disturbance in the force” for quite some time. Electronic health records (EHRs), the Affordable Care Act, and ICD-10 and its subsequent delays are posting more and more …

Nothing Replaces Training

May 26, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Nothing Replaces Training

Computer assisted indexing can be a huge help in building a solid information architecture. However, it doesn’t solve all the problems. You still need solid medical coding training to face the challenges that will come with …

EHRs Across Specialities

May 23, 2014 – 2:02 am |
EHRs Across Specialities

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are not just for primary care physicians. Eye care professionals are also implementing EMRs according to “EMR Software Conversion: Plan for a Successful Implementation” at VisionWeb. Optician Stacey Mayer recently went through the …

Going All the Way

May 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Going All the Way

The 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) introduces a significant change to the coding system.  However, when H.R. 4302 was signed into law, it pushed back the …

Comprehensive Care with Comprehensive Data

May 21, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Comprehensive Care with Comprehensive Data

Upstate University Hospital is saving time and money for both its healthcare centers and its patients through electronic medical record (EMR) technology. Upstate relies on their comprehensive data system to cover patient medications, tests and procedures, other medical …

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