Practice Management

Is a takeover of athenahealth inevitable? May 25, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Industry watchers are already speculating about who might acquire the cloud-based EHR vendor, and Cerner and Epic are both on the list.
Retail healthcare juggernaut ZOOMCare+ expands Seattle footprint with two new clinics May 25, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Company also brings with it signature online tool ChatCare, plans to open a further three clinics by year's end.
Workplace drama affects patient care and is seldom addressed May 19, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Research shows workers feel they can't discuss workplace problems, but that good management helps.
Economists propose paying physicians salary over fee-for-service method to avoid conflicts of interest May 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Fee-for-service compensation arrangements, they propose, create incentives for physicians to order more services than are best for patients.
Geisinger, Highmark eye joint venture to create clinical network May 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
That initial focus includes developing an affordable model of care through a network of community-based sites.
Reversing physician burnout requires total change in the culture of medicine May 19, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
'Do or die' mentality takes hold early, steers many doctors down the road to burnout and self-destruction, experts say.
Workplace drama affects patient care and is seldom addressed May 11, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Research shows workers feel they can't discuss workplace problems, but that good management helps.
Economists propose paying physicians salary over fee-for-service method to avoid conflicts of interest May 11, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Fee-for-service compensation arrangements, they propose, create incentives for physicians to order more services than are best for patients.
Reversing physician burnout requires total change in the culture of medicine May 11, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
'Do or die' mentality takes hold early, steers many doctors down the road to burnout and self-destruction, experts say.
Some practices still don't run analytics on EHR data May 02, 2017 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
MGMA survey finds mixed approach to interpreting, aggregating or organizing their records.
Health IT important, but too burdensome for doctors, Tom Price says May 02, 2017 | Henry Powderly - Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Finance
The HHS secretary said interoperability is needed, but pledged his office will take a "60,000-foot" view.
Medical mistakes still kill 1,000 patients a day, Leapfrog says April 17, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Though new safety grades show problems persist, hundreds of hospitals are excelling at prevention based on the latest Hospital Safety Grade.
Pace of healthcare job growth slows in March, with roughly 15,000 jobs added April 12, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Hospitals led the charge, adding about 9,000 jobs, Department of Labor data shows.
Participation in Medicare Shared Savings Program bodes well for MACRA bonuses, experts say April 03, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
A top-performing practice could theoretically earn up to a 25 percent payment adjustment in the 2018 performance year, experts say.
Healthcare pros increasingly using tablets, smartphones for job functions April 03, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Execs, IT pros and clinicians are using mobile devices to access clinical information and EHRs, a new HIMSS Analytics study says.
Obamacare pushed nonprofit hospitals to do good beyond their walls. Now what? March 17, 2017 | Kaiser Health News - www.kaiserhealthnews.org
The community health needs assessment was part of the Affordable Care Act to ensure that nonprofit hospitals justify their tax exemption status, but as the Republicans look to repeal the law, that provision's future is uncertain.
Medical group datacenters: Gone in five years? March 13, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Prominent technologists and executives are boldly predicting a widespread migration to cloud-based services for analytics, clinical decision support, even EHRs.
AHIMA publishes toolkit for HIPAA audits March 06, 2017 | Jack McCarthy - Contributing Writer
The External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit includes checklists and a master policy template for the privacy and security compliance program.
Security vendor finds more than 700,000 hacks happen every minute against healthcare entities February 16, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Fortinet said the most interesting attacks involve Internet of Things devices and software.
CIO: Time to recognize that public clouds can be secure February 13, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Chuck Podesta, chief information officer at the University of California at Irvine, said that executives should be pushing their teams to move faster on cloud migrations.

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