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Secretary Sebelius Leaving HHS After Setting Path for Healthcare Transformation
Apr 11, 2014 - Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is leaving the Department after five years that exemplify the challenges and possibility of healthcare transformation. President Obama has nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell to succeed Sebelius; Burwell is currently Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Consumer Payment Series Part One: Improve Your Patient Collections: Start with Payments in the Front Office
Apr 15, 2014 - As a part of the new HIMSS Business Edge Article Series on Consumer Payments, we are going to take a closer look at collecting patient payments in the front office. Debby Essex, the Director of Admissions at Aspen Valley Hospital, in Aspen, Colorado, has agreed to share her experiences and successes.
How to Get Your Money’s Worth Out of ICD-10 Preparation Despite the Delay
Apr 15, 2014 - While many of us are still reeling from the sudden passing of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which will delay the implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 2015, the reality is that life, and business, must go on. Patients still need to be cared for, documentation must be created and claims must be submitted for reimbursement. What should healthcare organizations do about their implementation plans thus far? Keep going.
National Healthcare Innovation Summit Focuses on Triple Aim and Transformative Solutions
04/09/2014 - Innovation in healthcare looks to quality patient care with new solutions to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Now, applied innovations to advance a transformed health system come to the forefront during the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, organized by HIMSS, hosted by AVIA, and in alliance with NEHI, on May 13-15 in Boston, Mass.
Press Release: HIMSS Assesses New FDASIA Report Supporting a More Balanced Health IT Framework
04/04/2014 - Responding to the FDASIA Health IT Report – Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework released this week by the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HIMSS recognized the agencies’ efforts in recommending a new health IT framework to ensure patient safety while encouraging innovation and technology improvements.
MU gets low marks for improving care
Apr 16, 2014Sure, the EHR Incentive Program – with its $22 billion paid out thus far to meaningful users – might have helped bring the healthcare sector out of the Dark Ages and into the 21st Century, but do these systems really improve the quality of patient care?For the most part, a new study says, 'no'.
Where will HIT security be in 3 years?
Apr 16, 2014
Security is a nightmare for all companies, but the very nature of healthcare makes it far worse. It's not merely onerous government requirements for medical data, or the popularity of security-adverse mobile devices. It's the need to give tiny medical offices – small, independent businesses, with typically no meaningful IT staff – full network access to all files, physical building access to its employees and privileges to change/add to that ultra-sensitive data.
AHIMA demands 2015 start for ICD-10
Apr 16, 2014The American Health Information Management Association has called for the Department of Health and Human Services to announce Oct. 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible.
A Successful Career in Health IT Takes the Right StuffApr 15, 2014
by Frank Myeroff, President Direct Consulting Associates, Cleveland, Ohio, The field of health IT is not only one of the hottest occupations today, but it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, high growth is expected in hand health … Continue reading
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Spring 2014 HIE Community Roundtable
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