Hospital acquisition of physician practices banks on consolidation as a means of cutting costs and improving quality. New research shows those gains are hard to realize because of the complexity and higher expense of operating outpatient departments as compared to physician-owned practices.
The agency gives latitude for pharma firms to use peer-reviewed articles supporting reduction in off-label risk. An advocacy group says that approach should be subject to FDA review and approval before the information can be presented to doctors.
Although only 26 percent of providers use a tablet or smartphone to access their EHRs, that bunch is a lot happier with their technology when compared to those who plug in via PC or laptop, a new study reports.
Many providers are saying the long goodbye to fee-for-service reimbursement, taking their time when exploring other options. And while caution is typically the smart way to go, some insurers are just wishing they'd make the jump.
There's a flaw in the theory that the ordering of certain tests and medical interventions by physicians merely to prevent malpractice lawsuits is a major cause of excess healthcare spending. New data proves otherwise.
Among the programs starting to integrate with Apple's new health platform are those geared for physicians and their patients, including telehealth, information sharing and patient reminder capabilities.
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.
3 tips for mitigating risks while pursuing MUJuly 31, 2014
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.
The most common HIPAA violation happens when employees take an unauthorized look at the medical records of patients. Here's what you can do to prevent this form of willful neglect -- and the penalties that come with it.
Health information exchanges share a common vision of improving care within a community, but how they go about it can vary greatly. These considerations will help you determine whether participation makes sense for your practice.
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.
Answering these questions will help guide medical practices to selecting the best vendor for getting to ICD-10 on time and, with proper planning, in a manner that improves both business operations and clinical care.
Welcome back to "Doc Talk." This week's lineup: the doctor debate on medical marijuana, overcoming healthcare's communication problem, ways to get patients to pay and the next step for physician entrepreneurs.
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.