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Article Archive for April 2017

Technologically Overwhelmed

April 28, 2017 – 2:06 am |
Technologically Overwhelmed

Those reminders that pop up on your smartphone for meetings, birthdays, appointments, and breaking news can be annoying, but ultimately helpful in keeping your life organized and informed. The same goes for doctors, nurses and other …

Fighting Fraud on All Fronts

April 28, 2017 – 2:02 am |
Fighting Fraud on All Fronts

Here’s another appalling report of a medical provider that has been convicted of fraudulent activity. Two doctors who lied about patients’ terminally ill status in order to refer them to a hospice facility and submit roughly $8.8 million …

EHRs Need Urgent Attention

April 27, 2017 – 2:04 am |
EHRs Need Urgent Attention

As soon as electronic health records (EHRs) arrived on the scene, the critiques began, and they haven’t stopped. Healthcare IT News brought this news to us in their article, “Doctors demand extreme EHR makeover … right now.”
It …

Interoperability is on Everyone’s Agenda

April 27, 2017 – 2:02 am |
Interoperability is on Everyone’s Agenda

A Harvard Medical School project, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is leveraging Health Level Seven International’s (HL7) emerging Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and OAuth 2.0 security profiles to enable individuals …

Finding the Right Balance

April 26, 2017 – 2:06 am |
Finding the Right Balance

According to a recent survey, approximately half of the electronic health record (EHR) activity done by a physician takes place during patient encounters. Healthcare IT News brought this interesting information to us in their article, “EHRs …

The Data May Prove the Effort Worthy

April 26, 2017 – 2:04 am |
The Data May Prove the Effort Worthy

Healthcare providers are fighting a tough battle with little ammunition. Searching for a return on investment from electronic health records (EHRs) is leaving them without the resources, staff, and direction they need to implement advanced population health management, …

Using EHR Data for Quality Measures

April 25, 2017 – 2:06 am |
Using EHR Data for Quality Measures

One hospital is improving on its electronic health record (EHR) to help providers better utilize data to meet federal policies regarding quality measures. EHR Intelligence brought this news to us in their article, “Putting Epic EHR Data …

Time to Revisit EHRs

April 25, 2017 – 2:02 am |
Time to Revisit EHRs

Now after many years of assessing and implementing electronic health records (EHRs), some health providers are switching systems. Health Data Management brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “How to assess the decision to switch EHR …

Care of All Sizes

April 24, 2017 – 2:04 am |
Care of All Sizes

Changes in technology and processes have some smaller physician groups considering changes of their own. Crain’s Detroit Business brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Rising administrative costs have small physician practices seeking …

Precedents in Insurance Litigation

April 21, 2017 – 2:06 am |
Precedents in Insurance Litigation

UnitedHealth filed suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) early this year, claiming the 2014 Medicare Advantage overpayment rule enabled insurers to be sued for negligence under the False Claims Act (FCA). Healthcare …

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