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Creating a realistic approach to ICD-10 fears

June 30, 2015
Healthcare IT

Considering the long road to the ICD-10 deadline and the many controversies...

Modifying health IT system passwords

June 30, 2015
Healthcare IT

The passwords used in any IT system need to be both secure and easy to access....

Campaign against ICD-10 grace period continues

June 29, 2015
Healthcare IT

In recent weeks, this blog has covered several actions against the upcoming...

Study: Patients have a growing medical interest in Facebook

June 29, 2015
Healthcare IT

A press release from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins...

Study assesses use of direct messaging in health information exchange

June 26, 2015
Healthcare IT

The official website of HIMSS recently profiled the results of a direct...

Where is telemedicine most effective?

June 25, 2015
Healthcare IT

Paying attention to the real-world use of telemedicine technology will give...

Security worries burden California health exchange project

June 25, 2015
Compliance

Ambitious health data projects need to be scaled to match security regulations...

Final 100 days of ICD-10 preparation approach

June 24, 2015
Healthcare IT

At the beginning of 2015, the finality of the ICD-10 conversion deadline this...

Survey shows mixed ICD-10 testing habits

June 19, 2015
Healthcare IT

Although results from recent ICD-10 testing sessions have been generally...

Safe filled with medical flash drives missing in South Carolina

June 19, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

Physical security is just as important as digital security when it comes to...

More improvements could come to Army Mobile Health Care Environment

June 18, 2015
Compliance

GCN recently reported that the U.S. Army is investigating new possibilities for...

New report shows EHR purchasing trends

June 17, 2015
Healthcare IT

Software Advice recently posted the results of its 2015 EHR Software...

A closer look at the possible downsides of an ICD-10 'grace period'

June 17, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

While multiple arguments for a transition period between the ICD-10 adoption...

What will 'living services' bring to healthcare IT?

June 16, 2015
Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT consulting specialists could help practices take advantage of the...

ICD-10 preparation lags in California

June 15, 2015
Healthcare IT

Even with all of the resources currently available, some practices may still...

Ongoing AMA initiative attempts to educate students on EHR use

June 15, 2015
Healthcare IT

While medical practices can work with a physician consultant for better...

New legislation could clarify HIPAA mental health rules

June 12, 2015
Healthcare IT

Legislation recently introduced by California Congresswoman Doris Matsui could...

ICD-10 delayed come from Alabama senate

June 12, 2015
Healthcare IT

While the possibility of a national ICD-10 conversion delay still persists, one...

New survey will assess ICD-10 readiness

June 11, 2015
Healthcare IT

Concern about ICD-10 continues to appear in health policy discussions. While a...

Understanding the importance of 'continuity of care'

June 10, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

A recent article from Healthcare IT News looks at the differences between the...

New ICD-10 'grace period' legislation draws criticism from AHIMA

June 10, 2015
Healthcare IT

The latest in a line of preventative legislation meant to offset the ICD-10...

Combating the hazards of too many health alerts

June 09, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

Taken on their own, device alerts can be useful for individual applications and...

OCR director argues against certification

June 09, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

Jocelyn Samuels, the director for the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S....

Telehealth subject of AMA group review

June 09, 2015
Healthcare IT

Forbes recently reported on a vote the American Medical Association will hold...

Susannah Fox new CTO for HHS

June 08, 2015
Compliance

In a blog post for the IDEA Lab of the Department of Health and Human Services...

Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator, declares 'data independence'

June 08, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

Within the health IT world, Farzad Mostashari is a familiar face: Between 2011...

What will happen after ICD-10?

June 05, 2015
Healthcare IT

Legislation has arisen concerning the immediate aftermath of the forced ICD-10...

New ICD-10 proposal involves 'less specific codes'

June 05, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

This blog has covered multiple kinds of measures related to ICD-10 and...

Medical information concerns differ from reality, says ONC

June 04, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

A new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

Following in the footsteps of the new $1.2 billion Partners records system

June 03, 2015
Healthcare IT

According to the Boston Globe, a new health data initiative launched by...

New conference focuses on clinical uses of Big Data

June 02, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

Physicians have several challenges to surmount to translate the promise of Big...

Majority of recent ICD-10 test claims accepted, says CMS

June 02, 2015
Healthcare Consulting

End-to-end testing remains an important tactic for ensuring practice readiness...

Future EHRs could be faster, more transparent

June 01, 2015
Healthcare IT

There are still difficulties for providers in adopting and optimizing...