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Article Archive for December 2014

Safeguards

December 31, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Safeguards

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) continues to manage the electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Program as the EHR adoption rate increases and meaningful use rolls on, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) …

Using the Data to Your Advantage

December 30, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Using the Data to Your Advantage

Healthcare organizations continue to implement the government’s meaningful-use incentive program for electronic health records (EHRs). FrontRange has introduced what it calls a change-management application to facilitate the move toward EHR implementation. This interesting news was …

Keeping the Focus

December 30, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Keeping the Focus

How can you be better prepared for the ICD-10 coding classification transition? One way is to start improving your ICD-9 coding. Government Health IT brought this news to us in their article, “Here’s how to start your …

Balancing the Demands

December 29, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Balancing the Demands

With the recent Ebola scare and the immediate finger pointing at electronic health records (EHRs) and emergency room staff, it is not surprising that those who work in emergency departments are concerned about their exposure. …

Putting 2014 Behind Us

December 26, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Putting 2014 Behind Us

2014 was an eventful year for healthcare technology. Meaningful use, yet another ICD-10 delay, and an alleged electronic health record (EHR) failure – just to name a few. As professionals look ahead to 2015, how …

Final Consequences

December 26, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Final Consequences

In another fraud case, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a sentence in the case of  a New York based physician. He and his purported collaborators are accused of filing as much as $15 million …

The Future Holds Promise

December 25, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Future Holds Promise

We hear ICD-10 opponents say that there is no benefit for patient care. This usually comes along with the resistance to the technology advancement. It is that disconnect between actually treating and interacting with a patient …

Embracing the EHR

December 25, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Embracing the EHR

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has continued its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise™ as its core electronic health record (EHR) system until 2020. In addition, it will expand its use of Allscripts Sunrise clinical solutions for …

Embracing the Change

December 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Embracing the Change

We hear conflicting reports from various sources. Some indicate that physicians are recognizing the benefits of electronic health records (EHRs), though they still struggle as they adapt to the technology challenges. However, others claim that physician …

Moving Forward

December 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Moving Forward

Healthcare organizations are once again counting down to the October 2015 ICD-10 compliance deadline. It feels like the Caddy Shack movie and the ultimate in deja vu. We have been here many times. A recent survey revealed that …

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