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Article Archive for June 2014

Government Plans to Build Their Own EHR System

June 27, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Government Plans to Build Their Own EHR System

The Department of Defense (DoD) is working towards a modernized electronic health record (EHR) system that likely will carry a price tag of $11 billion. Yes, that was a “b”. Washington Technology brought this interesting news …

A Different Perspective

June 26, 2014 – 2:02 am |
A Different Perspective

The old saying that “time flies when you are having fun” may or may not apply, depending on where you fall in the ICD-10 and electronic health record (EHR) transition process and experience spectrum. A recent article in …

Realizing the Benefits of EHRs

June 25, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Realizing the Benefits of EHRs

Emergency department wait times have improved following the implementation of a new electronic health record (EHR) system for one medical system. The $85 million system is now in operation at five Wichita hospitals and 25 clinics …

The Waiting Game

June 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Waiting Game

Another delay, another deadline. So what are you going to do with the extra time? With Congress delaying the date for ICD-10 compliance to no earlier than October 1, 2015 , there is a great opportunity …

Fraud in the 21st Century

June 23, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Fraud in the 21st Century

Recently, the Senate Appropriations subcommittee voted to increase funding for medical research and a program to fight fraud in public and private health plans. The $605 million increase included double funding for the Health Care Fraud …

Training is the Best Preparation

June 20, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Training is the Best Preparation

Many in the healthcare world believe that specialist practices will be the hardest hit in the mandated conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Part of this theory is based on the complex mapping in the new …

Fraudulent Behavior is About More Than Money

June 20, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Fraudulent Behavior is About More Than Money

A Florida federal court has ordered an oncologist and two cancer treatment centers to pay $89.6 million for alleged Medicare fraud. The final judgment was against defendants Dr. Wasfi A. Makar and American Cancer Treatment Centers …

Findability in Electronic Health Records

June 19, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Findability in Electronic Health Records

While the push is on from the U. S. federal government on down for healthcare providers to make the transition to electronic medical records, promising cost savings, more efficient workflows and better patients outcomes, implementation …

The Total Package

June 18, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Total Package

Are electronic health records (EHRs) all that you expected? Do they deliver the benefits and enhancements that you were promised? Has the transformation of  health care occurred with the comprehensive medical information that is secure, standardized, and shared …

Bumps in the Road

June 18, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Bumps in the Road

With the ICD-10 implementation date delayed, providers who were previously unprepared for the transition or had only begun their transition planning have an extra year to address the upcoming changes in an attempt to minimize any …

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