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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has joined forces with healthcare technology research organization KLAS Enterprises.
Revenue cycle management products had a strong showing at this weeks MGMA Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
The American Medical Association has launched an interactive geospatial mapping tool designed to identify the geographic location of physicians and non-physician clinicians by specialty, state, county, or metropolitan areas, among other healthcare workforce trends.
Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, according to new Northwestern Medicine research published in Physical Review X.
The electronic health records system at 28-provider United Regional Physician Group was not working well with high levels of dissatisfaction among clinicians and staff members.
A Medical Group Management Association survey of more than 1,000 physician practice members finds very high levels of dissatisfaction with three major federal quality reporting programs: Physician Quality Reporting System, EHR Meaningful Use and the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program.
With last weeks announcement that National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., has left ONC and Deputy National Coordinator for HIT Jacob Reider, M.D., will depart next month, the American Medical Association has expressed its concerns that their departures are creating a leadership gap which is putting at risk the agencys progress in addressing critical challenges such as interoperability.
With the HHS Office for Civil Rights expected to begin random HIPAA audits in 2015, covered entities should take another look at the expanded penalties for privacy and security violations under the updated HIPAA Omnibus rule that went into effect in September 2013.
Cloud-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has launched a new EHR optimized "from the ground up" for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets.
Once the domain of retired physicians and entrepreneurs, the growth of urgent care centersa market that reached nearly $14 billion in 2013is projected to increase over the next five years, driven by hospitals seeking to relieve crowded and costly ERs and to recoup lost revenues.
Healthcare consultancy Press Ganey has introduced a new care framework the company says enables providers to translate patient experience data into categories of unmet patient needs in terms previously not addressed through traditional analysis.
In HDMs Executive Session feature in the October issue, Elizabeth Gartner spoke with Joe Scherger, a medical home pioneer, who has launched a practice based on electronic communication between physicians and patients.
Soon after the announcement that Karen DeSalvo was leaving the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, deputy national coordinator Jacob Reider announced that he soon is returning home to Albany, N.Y.
Recommendations adopted last week calling on the government to re-align the EHR meaningful use program to expand interoperability are getting kudos from industry stakeholders.
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, is leaving the office immediately to become Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.