CMS wants to entice providers to form new accountable care organizations -- and keep existing ones in the program -- by allowing an extra three years to avoid penalties. A fresh track would also offer a chance to earn greater savings.
The futuristic eyewear hasn't taken hold among consumers, but that hasn't stopped health systems and developers from testing its capabilities for information access, hand-free communication and medical record creation.
Many clinicians once opposed to all things digital are slowly coming around according to the latest findings from PwC. In fact, 50 percent of surveyed physicians admitted that telehealth visits could replace more than 10 percent of in-office patient visits.
Physicians, the fastest-growing ACO sponsorship group, are accepting significant financial risk in an evolving environment. Unimpeded data flow and interoperable systems will be key to business model transformation.
Just in time for the holidays, Target and Kaiser Permanente plan to launch four clinics at Target stores across Southern California in an effort to usher in what the companies are calling the 'next generation' of primary care.
Social and behavioral factors have played a huge role in determining the onset and progression of disease. That's why the Institute of Medicine is calling for this data to be accommodated into EHR certification and meaningful use regulations.
A half million people signed onto the federal marketplace over the weekend and the 13 state-run exchanges operated largely as expected. Still, 20 million Americans remain uninsured, and those who are re-upping face premium increases.
More education regarding financial responsibility and options for making payments will go a long way toward reducing expensive claims management work. Here's a proactive strategy for establishing clear and ongoing communications.
AHIMA counters some of most commonly held misunderstandings surrounding the code set transition.
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Gavin Krumenacker - Vice President of HIE Solutions and Business Development at MRO Corp., Mariela Twiggs - National Director of Training and Compliance at MRO Corp.
Even though Stage 2 brings new responsibilities and challenges, it's still an achievable goal. Here's how to maintain your momentum while taking uncertainty out of the equation.
It's predicted that e-waste would weigh the equivalent of eight of the Great Pyramids of Egypt by 2017. Keeping that in mind, isn't it time for health IT professionals to look for innovative ways to help offset the cost of technology?
Welcome back to "Doc Talk." This week we take a look at the what's so special about Apple's new smartwatch, the questions physicians should ask on behalf of public health and how CMS' final rule is turning meaningful use into more effort than it's worth.
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Providing healthcare services at a modest, affordable cost would require dismantling existing business models and substituting others, using non-MD providers. It would also free up physicians to do what they do best.
Welcome to this week's "Doc Talk," wherein practitioners and industry experts look to get to the bottom of MU's impending dropout trend, patients spout off on medical marijuana, and telemedicine takes on the tortoise and the hare fable.
Viridian Health Management, a pioneer in health coaching for behavior change and provider of comprehensive integrated health management programs and Omada Health, a Silicon Valley leader in the field of digital health, today announced their partnership to launch the first multi-modal lifestyle program to help conquer the diabetes epidemic.
CureMD and Mitochon Systems Inc., announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby CureMD will become the exclusive provider of SMART Cloud EMR, PM and billing services for the entire Mitochon user base.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the sponsoring agency for the Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE), welcomed the not-for-profit CommunityHealth IT into the Florida HIE. CommunityHealth IT connects community healthcare providers and patients through its MyHealthStoryHIE, which leverages RelayHealth to expand access and the reliability of data across varied care settings.
Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced a new version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition designed especially for smaller practices to help accelerate clinician adoption of Electronic Health Records and meaningful use of health information technology.
Nuance Communications, today announced a new version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition designed especially for smaller practices to help accelerate clinician adoption of Electronic Health Records and meaningful use of health information technology.
Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions, announced today it has hired Samuel Ambrose as the Company's new Chief Marketing Officer.
IGI Health's Orbit(R) Patient Portal version 6.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
DoctorBase, a leading mobile solution provider for medical practices, today announced it has surpassed 10,000 doctors on its mHealth-as-a-service platform (mHaaS), a 104 percent increase over the past year. DoctorBase’s PANDA software provides medical practices with free and low-cost tools that allow clinicians to interact with patients through smartphones.
VentureHealth, an online healthcare investment portal for accredited investors, today announced a new model for equity crowdfunding. Focused on innovations that dramatically improve clinical outcomes, VentureHealth is the first equity crowdfunding portal founded by professional investors.
Vidyo, Inc. and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) today announced that they have partnered to add Vidyo’s visual communications and collaboration capabilities to ANTHC’s existing statewide telehealth network -- AFHCAN.
GFI Software today announced the availability of GFI FaxMaker Online, a streamlined cloud-based fax solution designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs). GFI FaxMaker Online provides ubiquitous faxing from any Internet-connected device, with no hardware, software or dedicated phone lines required.
Kareo, Inc., a cloud-based medical office software provider for small medical practices, announced today the closing of a new $20.5 million equity investment led by Stripes Group with participation from existing Kareo investor Western Technology Investments. This new funding is in addition to the $18 million previously raised, bringing Kareo’s total funding to more than $38 million. Kareo will use the new capital to launch Kareo Billing Services, a technology-enabled revenue cycle management solution for small medical practices, and is extending its market reach and leadership position through new investment in sales and marketing.
COLA, a laboratory accreditor, today announced an agreement with the American College of Physicians (ACP) to promote a program of laboratory excellence to ACP members. The joint initiative is designed to assist Patient-Centered Medical Home practices in delivering quality and value-driven laboratory medicine to their patients through a new COLA laboratory recognition program, called Patient-Centered Laboratory Excellence (PCLE).
QuantiaMD, the largest online physician community and collaboration platform, has appointed Daniel Malloy to the role of Senior Vice President, bringing deep payer, health system and life sciences expertise to the company’s leadership team. In addition, current QuantiaMD President, Mike Coyne, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Eric Schultz, QuantiaMD’s founder and current CEO, has been appointed Executive Chairman.
Voalte, a provider in clinical communication technology, announced that the company’s chief nursing officer, Dr. Teresa Anderson, was recently inducted as President of the Nebraska Nurses Association, an organization that represents more than 25,000 nurses in the state. Voalte congratulates Dr. Anderson on this prestigious appointment for the 2013-2014 term.
Navicure, an Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse for physician practices, today announced that it has been named “Best in KLAS” for the claims and clearinghouse services market segment as part of the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. KLAS seeks to improve healthcare technology delivery through honest, accurate and impartial measurement of vendor services.
Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, released MobileComplete for Android users. A downloadable local version of its free app, UpToDate MobileComplete, is the fastest mobile version of UpToDate, providing clinicians with access to evidence-based, practical recommendations, even offline. With this release, UpToDate offers customers local access to trusted, evidence-based information across iPhone, iPad and Android devices.