Practice Management

Community health center funding cliff could cause more than 100,000 job losses December 12, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Centers' ability to provide care to underserved patients will be seriously compromised if the $3.6 billion cut in funding isn't immediately restored.
Healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016 December 12, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Private health insurance continues to be the largest payer for healthcare goods and services, accounting for just over one-third of total spending.
5 tactics to optimize a medical practice's revenue and performance December 12, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
These are the areas experts recommend that practice leaders, or hospitals that own medical groups, should focus on to improve operations.
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.
Texas Tech trauma surgeons will cover 131,459 square miles through telemedicine October 27, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
The initiative, covering massive West Texas, aims to gauge the effectiveness of telehealth technology in rural emergency medical services environments.
3 security investments hospitals should make right now September 18, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.
Revenue cycle companies ZirMed, Navicure to merge September 18, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
New company's name and leadership structure not decided yet, buy companies says deal gives new entity broader penetration.
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.
Cybersecurity is hard, got it? But let's stop blaming hospitals for every breach September 18, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Yes, health entities need to be held responsible for protecting patient data but public shaming isn't making that happen. There's a better way forward.
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.
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
While Harvey exposed health IT hurdles, some providers weathered the storm September 11, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
Devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, and likely Hurricane Irma, highlights the pressing need for healthcare EHR interoperability, but a few providers said cloud-based tech help them deliver care when many couldn't.
CHIP reauthorization complicated with packed legislative calendar this month September 11, 2017 | Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
A Kaiser Family Foundation survey this summer of state Medicaid officials said 10 states would run out of CHIP funding by end of the year.
HIMSS cyber report for August: New threats arise but old security vulnerabilities never die September 05, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Ropemaker, IRS and FBI phishing scams, leaked IoT creds and more arose during the month that just closed.
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.
Healthcare sector continues steady march of job growth in August with 16,000 jobs added September 05, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Healthcare employment continued on an upward trend and has risen by 328,000 over the year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.
Employers are seeking bundled payment assistance with help from a start-up that makes suggestions about surgery options based on analyzed data.
What to look for when hiring healthcare cybersecurity pros September 05, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Cybersecurity is not computer science or computer engineering, it is a business discipline that requires people from all backgrounds and majors.
Deloitte, PwC lead Klas rankings of global health IT consulting firms August 28, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
U.S. providers can learn from this KLAS study by seeing how well firms they could use stack up against one another when it comes to professional perception.

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