The transition to electronic health records can bring some concerns for healthcare providers, including workflow, training, privacy and security. But one of the most important issues is communication, and many clinicians are concerned that using a computer with a patient...
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A 12-month delay in the ICD-10 deadline does not mean medical practices should put off their ICD-10 plans for 12 months. Instead, resources should be allocated over the next 17 months. This gives everyone a chance to schedule upgrades, fix problems and learn new systems....
A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3-D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery. In the longer term, the company aims to print synthetic tissues for organ or replacement. Isis Innovation announced...
Although the healthcare industry continues to transition from paper to electronic health records, many patients and even some providers remain unaware of their imperfections, according to a recent post in the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch. The article, which outlines...
The average premium for an Obamacare benchmark plan will rise slightly in 2015 and increase about 6 percent a year during the rest of this decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report the White House trumpeted as...
The release of Medicare's payments to doctors could impact medical practices and health systems in a lot of ways, including being fodder for fraud accusations—a problem that's worth getting ahead of from the get-go. Amid seemingly...
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