Patient records contain personally identifiable information and protected health information, both of which have value on the black market. Over the years, there have been instances of insiders stealing this information for their own financial benefit, but outside criminal...
Provider groups — particularly those representing practice managers and individual doctors — expressed optimism following the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for meaningful use hardship applications to Nov. 30.
It may not come as any surprise: Electronic health record vendors don't play well with others. At least that's according to healthcare providers who say, in the lion's share of cases, their EHR is not interoperable with others. So finds a new report put out by health...
The AAOE 2014 Benchmarking Survey is now available! The 2013 data year's participation reached an all-time high, with 32% more practices, 122% more orthopaedic surgeons represented, and 114% more FTEs! We've ramped up the reports, enhanced the resources, increased participation,...
Ahead of the release of the proposed rule for stage 3 meaningful use of electronic health records, the American Medical Association has released a blueprint for the future of the EHR incentive program that includes both recommendations for stage 3 and a call for fundamental...
Here we go again. Just as we have previously reported here in the ICD10monitor e-news about the industry's half-hearted approach to 5010 adoption, new questions continue to be raised and concerns expressed about just how compliant the nation's hospitals are. The current...
Patients of top-performing doctors were cared for at less expense and left the hospital earlier and in better health than those treated by doctors at the bottom of a new measure of physician value. Demand for ways to rank individual doctors on results is growing and the...
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