"We are on the cusp of such extraordinary changes,"noted Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her speech at HIMSS14. What will drive healthcare over the cusp? EHRs and IT infrastructure, Clinton believes.
It's no secret that meaningful use requirements are leaving a lot of providers in a bind. That's why ONC coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, and the rest of her team are focusing on flexibility and an overarching goal of interoperability.
As a means to help small and medium-sized practices get back on track with ICD-10, CMS has developed 'Road to 10' -- a free, five-step online resource that includes clinical scenarios and common codes for an array of specialties including primary care and orthopedics.
Eligible professionals are making impressive progress when in comes to collecting on EHR incentives, with over 340,000 Medicare and Medicaid EPs receiving a share of the $21 billion that has been paid out, according to CMS. But despite this considerable buy-in, the agency remains aware of its fiduciary responsibility.
Providers can no longer afford for meaningful use to be 'all or nothing' and they need more time to implement 2014 edition software upgrades, according to a Feb. 21 letter to HHS from a collective of nearly 50 major industry organizations.
Some doctors who have taken bitcoins have found that doing so is both simple and relatively "unmagical." And in an industry where payment transactions are becoming increasingly more complex, that may be just what the doctor ordered.
While still too soon to draw definitive conclusions about the new patients you'll be seeing under health reform, internal sales reports from Humana show young people may be joining ACA plans in greater numbers than originally predicted.
You should be aware of four big issues when dealing with public cloud vendors.
Rethinking labor managementNovember 05, 2013
Jackie Larson - Senior Vice President of Client Services at Avantas, James Fenush Jr., MS, RN - Director of Nursing, Clinical Support Services, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Hershey Medical Center embarks on a groundbreaking initiative -- a true enterprise approach to managing labor to prepare for healthcare's "new normal."
With approximately 48 million uninsured people in the United States, the individual insurance mandate and expansion of free preventive services will no doubt impact the volume of patients seen by doctors' offices countrywide.
The National Institutes of Health wouldn’t let a government shutdown prevent desperately ill patients from receiving the necessary care — a prerogative put on full display October 1-15, when the agency moved forward with admitting 12 new patients to the NIH Clinical Center for treatment. Nevertheless, crisis was still at hand.
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.
WellFX announced that Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) has deployed its first-of-a-kind, private, social platform to patients across CVCH’s obstetrics (OB) practice. The WellFX social platform delivers innovative, provider-directed care through a social community of fellow new and expecting parents and qualified educational resources. In November, CVCH launched the platform for OB patients across its seven facilities, which provide care for more than 25,000 people in Wenatchee and Chelan, WA.
ADP AdvancedMD, a leader in all-in-one, cloud electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and medical scheduling software as well as medical billing services, today announced new charge capture functionality for the ADP AdvancedMD iPad app. Hundreds of medical practices already use the ADP AdvancedMD iPad app, released last quarter. Now physicians can use the app for charge entry instead of tedious paper-based processes, saving time and minimizing missed charges.
digiChart, Inc. today announced that Harry Jacobson, M.D., has been named the new chairman of digiChart’s board of directors. digiChart is a national provider of specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system (PMS) solutions for OB-GYN practices. Dr. Jacobson replaces digiChart’s former chairman, G. William Bates, M.D., M.B.A., who has been named chairman emeritus of the company.
Navicure, a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse for physician practices, today announced the release of its new Navicure Receivables Manager, a central repository for insurance denials, appeals and payments, that streamlines denial and appeal management by automating the entire process. The solution, which is an evolution of Navicure’s ERA Filing Cabinet, helps physician practices decrease days in A/R, accelerate cash flow and improve staff productivity.
Physician practices in 14 states that participate in WellPoint's affiliated health plans' patient-centered primary care programs will be eligible to have licensed access, at no cost, to Medical Home Builder 2.0, an online practice-management tool developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP).
This week, Meditab Software announced that they will be showcasing significant enhancements to the AllergyEHR product at this year’s ACAAI conference taking place in Anaheim, California. From November 10-12, Meditab representatives will provide attendees with an opportunity to get hands-on demonstrations of the AllergyEHR product which includes a comprehensive shot lab as well as automated immunotherapy billing. The Meditab team will be located at Booth 2525 and invites attendees to stop by.
DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), an established cloud-based data delivery provider, today announced DataMotion Direct, a secure email service that enables healthcare industry organizations to integrate with the Direct Project and meet real-world secure communications needs. This announcement also marks DataMotion’s expanded company focus as it begins operations as a health information service provider (HISP).
Navicure, a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse for physician practices, today announced that the company continued its record growth in the third quarter of 2012. During the period, Navicure added 280 new practice locations to its client base and experienced a 30 percent increase in revenue compared to the same period in 2011. Navicure’s third quarter performance builds on the momentum started in 2011, when the company experienced a 28 percent increase in revenue over 2010. This continued growth is the key reason Navicure ranked 14th on Modern Healthcare’s first Healthcare’s Hottest list.
e-MDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated Electronic Health Record (EHR) announces the launch of e-MDs nMotion, a native Meaningful Use compliant iPad application. With nMotion, e-MDs combines the power of top-rated e-MDs Solution Series with the intuitive, easy-to-learn iPad user experience.
MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of HIMSSwire (www.himsswire.com), a custom content news service for healthcare professionals, accessible through feeds on a network of healthcare websites.
ADP AdvancedMD, a leader in all-in-one, cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM), and medical scheduling software as well as medical billing services, today announced a webinar titled “Preparing for the 2013 Medicare Cut and Improving Your Practice’s Long Term Financial Performance,” with Frank Irving, editor of PhysBizTech and Anne M. Dunne, Director of Healthcare Management Consulting, Grassi & Co, an ADP AdvancedMD partner. The complimentary webinar takes place on Thursday, October 18 from 12-12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9-9:30 a.m. Pacific time. Participants will learn about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rule imposing a seven percent reduction in specialists’ pay for 2013, on top of proposed “sustainable growth” reductions of 27 percent.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Epicelectronic health record (EHR) customers can now experience voice-enabled clinical information capture through Epic Haiku for the iPhone and Canto for the iPad. The integration of Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based voice recognition in the Haiku and Canto applications will allow users to improve the quality of patient care and increase productivity as a result of streamlined mobile clinical documentation.
Elsevier’s MC Strategies, a leader in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, today announced the continued development of its ICD-10 Roadmap with the introduction of new curricula, including a comprehensive clinical documentation curriculum.
WebPT, developer of Web-based software that makes rehab clinics more efficient, has partnered with CollaborateMD, a Web-based medical billing software provider. The integration with CollaborateMD is part of WebPT’s move beyond EHR to become a comprehensive solution for rehab clinics. WebPT’s EHR system gives therapists an easy, secure, Web-based system for their documentation needs, along with real-time practice management services to improve clinic workflow.