Coordinated Care

Nurse depression can lead to medical errors, study finds October 27, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
The research is the first large-scale national study to link nurses' well-being to self-reported medical errors.
Symptom burden increases risk of costly hospital readmissions October 27, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Patients who report more intense and numerous physical and psychological symptoms see longer, and often unplanned, hospital stays.
Providers and payers both win when they share population health data September 18, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Insurers provide the broader view on claims while hospitals have the deeper information on patient care through electronic medical records.
OnBase unveils new platform for increased transparency for payers September 11, 2017 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
Mackinac enables easier collaboration, expedited document sharing between providers and payers, Hyland says.
NQF says interoperability goes far beyond EHR-to-EHR data exchange September 05, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
Only 3.3% of emergency room visits are 'avoidable,' study says September 05, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Most patients who are in the emergency department belong there and insurers should cover those visits, ACEP says.
Employers are seeking bundled payment assistance with help from a start-up that makes suggestions about surgery options based on analyzed data.
So often missing in the healthcare debate: women's voices August 28, 2017 | Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Women have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of healthcare and are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid and plan healthcare coverage for the whole family.
Canopy Health to add UnitedHealthcare to unique provider-payer network in California August 28, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
The health system pays the claims, accepts the risk of a health insurer, but does not sell coverage directly to consumers.
Hospices struggle between opioid theft and supply chain access for dying patients August 22, 2017 | Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
Hospices struggle between opioid theft and supply chain access for dying patients
Sutter Health, Quartet Health partner on mental health coordination August 22, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Pilot aims to integrate mental and physical health by using Quartet's virtual, data-driven environment for shared care planning.
Mayo Clinic says neonatology telehealth saves infants' lives, avoids transfers August 22, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Pre-term infants, newborns with respiratory distress and babies who require advanced resuscitation located in community hospitals get the specialty care they need through video.
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would mandate e-prescribing for controlled substances under Medicare Part D.
Non-physician providers, support staff a driving factor behind more profitable physician groups, MGMA survey says August 07, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Survey was based on data from more than 2,900 organizations, 40 specialties and practice types, MGMA said.
How providers and vendors can stop patient portals from collecting dust August 01, 2017 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
Improved user interfaces, more forward-looking features and comprehensive connections with HIEs are essential to improving patient engagement tools, says one expert.
Are micro-hospitals the answer for systems looking for low-cost expansions? They might be July 17, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Model allows a system to expand their presence without making major capital commitments, or having to locate huge parcels of land.
Genetic testing could haunt patients' insurability under new GOP bill July 05, 2017 | Kaiser Health News - www.kaiserhealthnews.org
With the protections of ACA, doctors screened for diseases feeling confident it wouldn't affect insurability. Now, many are concerned it will.
Cerner, Epic shops begin electronic exchange of patient records July 05, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Competitors Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare say it boosts patient safety.
SMS: The digital health tool of the century June 26, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Leading hospitals deploying secure messaging are finding that once the technology is in use, it opens up new doors to more innovation.
MACRA virtual groups provide more flexibility for physicians, though guidance needed, expert says June 26, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Virtual groups allow solo physicians, or those in groups of 10 or fewer, to band together for participation in MIPS.

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