July 19, 2018 - Rates of EHR adoption and physician burnout have both steadily risen nationwide in recent years — and research shows that’s no coincidence. Healthcare CEOs in 2017 identified EHR technology as a key contributing factor to the phenomenon that is partly responsible for pushing clinicians to retire early or leave the profession to pursue other career opportunities. While industry...
July 16, 2018 - Value-based care is touted as a way of incentivizing providers to achieve the triple aim: delivering high quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs. While shifting from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care system has the potential to improve patient health outcomes and save healthcare organizations money, the transition from the old to the...
July 12, 2018 - CMS has proposed key changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) intended to reduce administrative burden, shift the focus from process-based measures to outcomes-based measures, and promote EHR interoperability. The 2019 QPP proposed changes would affect Year 3 of the program. The changes may help to reduce administrative burden on providers by removing process-based quality measures within...
July 12, 2018 - A nationwide patient matching strategy should be led by the private-sector and spearheaded by a neutral coordinating organization to ensure flexibility, transparency, and standardization, according to several healthcare industry leaders. In a recent AHIMA op-ed, CommonWell Health Alliance Executive Director Jitin Asnaani, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John D. Halamka, MD, AHA Vice...
As healthcare organizations continue to utilize data that is becoming increasingly complex, it is essential that the data is captured and documented properly. Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) helps ensure that the events of the patient encounter are captured accurately and the electronic health...
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