The pressures and drivers to reduce costs, improve quality, emphasize prevention and increase access are making social media and the underlying technologies more attractive to healthcare leaders. They can be effective and efficient tools...
Whereas EHR adoption continues to increase among healthcare organizations and providers, EHR usability remains a problem for end-users trying to enter and access data efficiently, according to a new Frost & Sullivan survey of healthcare CIOs. EHR users have often complained...
A new four-year federal initiative backed with $840 million in funding is designed to aid 150,000 physician practices in transforming their operations to improve the efficiency, quality and coordination of care, supported with information technologies. The Centers...
As hospitals prepare to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding by October 2015, computer-assisted coding tools will become increasingly important, so much so that, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report, they have the highest growth...
The ICD-10 mandate may be delayed another year, but providers and EHR vendors shouldn't view the reprieve as an opportunity to relax. Building an ICD-10 bridge should be a top priority at every practice. ICD-10, or International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10,...
If Republicans gain control of the Senate during this year's midterm elections, they are unlikely to be able to fulfill campaign promises to kill the Affordable Care Act, according to health policy experts. But they will likely pursue changes to the law.
There is nothing more time consuming and expensive for a patient than undergoing extra tests or procedures during a trip to the emergency room, doctor's office or urgent care center. Often a physician will know exactly what a patient's...
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