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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a suite of electronic health records interoperability training tools.
Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors are increasingly successful at finding overpayments, but the amount of underpayments the contractors unearth continues to dwindle, according to data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City now enables patients and physicians to access radiation histories and the cumulative radiation a patient has received.
New leadership, an acquisition and milestones are among recent health information technology vendor announcements:
The Stanford Coordinated Care project puts sophisticated I.T. tools to the task of monitoring and treating difficult populations of patients.
Picture archiving and communications systems revolutionized medical imaging, digitizing examinations that used to be on film and archiving them in the PACS. But now many providers are moving from a PACS archive to an enterprise archive.
Encore Health Resources, a Houston-based health information technology consulting firm, has launched a new health analytics consulting practice to help organizations design and implement their analytics strategies.
The American Hospital Association is supporting legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate to impose significant new restrictions on the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors program.
There remains plenty of opportunity for innovation in radiology and the best ideas come from those working in the trenches,
Translational research in radiology--moving new tools and therapies from the lab to the bedside, is the focus of the opening general session for SIIM2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine being held in early June.
The roles of picture archiving and communication system administrators and radiology information system administrators is changing as they need a new skill--data analyst.
Idaho State University, which did not conduct a HIPAA security risk analysis for more than five years--even after suffering a breach of protected health information--has agreed to pay $400,000 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights to settle allegations of HIPAA privacy and security rule violations.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has launched a new program for states to collaborate on reaching compliance with the ICD-10 code sets.
As of April, the federal government has met its goal for provider participation in the electronic health records meaningful use program by the end of 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has accredited the first four vendors to meet newly developed best practices for providing secure messaging services using the Direct Project protocols.