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Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
In preparation for ICD-10, the federal government developed GEMs, a translation tool to aid in converting data from ICD-9 to 10, and vice versa. But leaders of outsourced coding, auditing and consulting services firm HRS say the tool has limitations and its use should be carefully considered.
Two court rulings issued this week taking opposing views on the legality of subsidies granted to individuals who enroll in the public healthcare exchanges have the potential to further delay the employer mandate, say some legal experts.
Legal and regulatory barriers to developing evidence and communicating findings on treatments in real-world settings are interfering with the sharing of knowledge among providers, patients, and researchers.
Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major healthcare providers. Critical prescription and visit information will be provided to the providers through the integration of secured electronic health record systems.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is warning against relying too heavily on clinical decision support (CDS) pop-up alerts when meeting meaningful use Stage 2 objectives.
An annual survey from The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of large employers working to improve care quality and safety at lower costs, shows some impressive gains during the past year but also some worrisome backsliding.
Strong leadership, reliable healthcare coordination, and first-rate information technology are key for academic medical centers seeking to establish successful accountable care organizations.
Kaiser Permanente researchers are calling for a new way to evaluate how and why patients and physicians use secure email.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, which certifies entities that process transactions or exchange health information for meeting best practices, is launching new programs to accredit accountable care organizations and physician practice management systems.
Health information technology, such as electronic health records, has the potential to dramatically improve patient safety. Nevertheless, a majority of healthcare organizations are not using EHRs to help track adverse events, and ones that are have their own health ITrelated safety risks.
e-Care Nevada and the Nevada Hospital Association have begun aerial construction on the Nevada Broadband Telemedicine Initiative.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth have released the first in an ongoing series of comprehensive reports based on the organizations' ACAView, a joint initiative that measures the impact of the Affordable Care Act on providers, patients, and physicians.
The announcement that IBM and Apple have partnered to bring Big Data analytics to Apple mobile device users in enterprise business settings is getting a cautiously positive reaction from healthcare stakeholders.
Data analytics can meet the needs of both individuals and populations. Just ask Michael Hunt, M.D., CMO and CMIO at St. Vincent's Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization in Bridgeport, Conn.