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    • Secretary McDonald recruiting medical professionals to VA

      The few, the proud, the medically qualified? The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is looking to recruit much-needed medical professionals to work as part of the federal agency's health system. Secretary Robert McDonald spoke to medica...

    • ONC explores Blue Button access for immunization records

      The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working to make it easier for parents to access immunization record for their children by leveraging Blue Button technology in several state pilot programs.  While ...

    • Debunking several arguments against the necessity of ICD-10

      In latest issue of the American Health Information Management Association's eponymous journal, the association's Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, has gone about explaining why various arguments against ...

    • CMS announces three weeks of ICD-10 acknowledgement testing

      CMS will provide three dedicated week-long opportunities for ICD-10 acknowledgement testing in 2014 and 2015, according to the most recent MLN Matters bulletin.  While acknowledgement testing does not confirm that a test claim would be paid or produce...

    • How healthcare M&A push consumer-centric, value-based care

      While the value of health services deals showed positive increases and the volume maintained a consistent pace from the first half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, several health sectors saw reductions while other saw upticks in deal volumes during t...

    • Walgreens pharmacies complete implementation of Greenway EHR

      In an effort to arm pharmacists with the same tools available to other members of the healthcare community, Walgreens has completed the implementation of a cloud-based EHR platform from Greenway that allows pharmacists to gain full access to a patient...

    • How the integrated Epic EHR/PM system handles reporting

      Reporting in Epic isn’t an easy thing to do. The system generates millions upon millions of records of data in its role as an enterprise practice management (EPM) system, yet data isn’t information. Information is created by the way the data is put...

    • HHS unveils two moves to improve patient-centered care

      The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) continues its push to ensure that patients have access to high-quality and affordable care in two recent announcements related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The first high...

    • EHR use increases HIV testing by 48% in New York City

      Using an EHR to supplement HIV screening efforts at urban locations in New York City increased the number of patients receiving HIV tests from 8% to 56% in just three years, according to an article published in JAMA this week.  By using an EHR to docu...

    • DoD releases final solicitation for $11B EHR system upgrade

      At long last, the Department of Defense (DoD) has released its finalized solicitation to vendors who are interested in bringing interoperable, off-the-shelf EHR technology to the military’s complex and far-reaching care system while fostering data sh...

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