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Providers plan to pursue Medicare's chronic care management program

Kryptiq, a Beaverton, Ore.-based developer of population health management technology, conducted a benchmark survey to gauge providers' pursuit of the newly available payments in light of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Let's face it: Security has never really been the healthcare industry's strong suit. It's been criticized for outdated technology, behind-the-times encryption policies, insider snooping woes and now, more recently, hacker misfortune. In Verizon's 2015 Data Breach Investigations...

source: Healthcare IT News

When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery. A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts...

source: The Los Angeles Times

76 percent of non-federal acute care hospitals in 2014 adopted at least a basic electronic health record system with clinician notes — a 27 percent increase from 2013 — according to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology....

source: HealthData Management

For the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has instituted star ratings on Hospital Compare, the agency's public information website, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and assess the quality of care. However, just 251 U.S. hospitals...

source: HealthData Management

Innovation is driving a significant amount of change in the healthcare industry, said Patrick Conway, deputy administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. The onus is on providers to take action or...

source: Healthcare Finance

Now that HIMSS15 is over, the booths are broken down, and attendees all cleared out, let's take a look at some of the trends that bubbled up at the show. Yes, there were the overarching themes of interoperability and the disconcertingly-vague population health bandwagon,...

source: Government Health IT


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