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Return on Investment Remains a Problem for Meaningful Use

A mixture of surprise and relief likely met the recent revelation by the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding serious changes to meaningful use requirements that will bring the EHR Incentive Programs more in line with the federal agency's transition to value-based care. Joined by the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Informa...


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How Eligible Providers Performed in Stage 2 Meaningful Use

Much of the pushback for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use final rule stems from the experience of meaningful use eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals (EHs) in Stage 2 meaningful use, which led many to call for and eventually receive concess...

Preventing Physician Burnout from Impacting the Patient Experience

PatientEngagementHIT The healthcare industry is undergoing a period of rapid technical and clinical innovation as it moves away from episodic, reactive care.   While data-driven decisions and holistic approaches to patient management can bring significant ...

Patient Financial Experience the New Focus for Revenue Cycle Tech

RevCycleIntelligence Hospitals and practices have traditionally relied on public and private payers to cover the bulk of patient charges and costs for their services. Everything from their revenue cycle technologies to billing workflows has been tailored to cre...

Consumers, AI Will Challenge Health IT Infrastructure Leaders in 2019

HITInfrastructure As part of the healthcare industry’s ongoing transformation, health IT infrastructure is undergoing rapid change. Seamless, future-proof health IT infrastructure development will become increasingly important as the use of artificial ...

How Healthcare Blockchain Can Help Overcome IT Barriers

HITInfrastructure The excitement surrounding blockchain’s possibilities for enterprise IT has predominantly centered on financial services. However, healthcare blockchain could also provide solutions to IT challenges facing healthcare organizations and...

What Is Deep Learning and How Will It Change Healthcare?

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare organizations of all sizes, types, and specialties are becoming increasingly interested in how artificial intelligence can support better patient care while reducing costs and improving efficiencies. Over a relatively short perio...

Optimizing Healthcare Workforce Management for High-Value Care

RevCycleIntelligence Investing in high-quality clinicians and staff enables healthcare organizations to deliver the highest value care to their patients. But the growing physician shortage and the increasingly competitive healthcare industry are making it diffi...

How to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

HealthITSecurity As more healthcare organizations face the daunting task of dealing with a data breach, more of them will have to become intimately familiar with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. The rule requires HIPAA covered entities and business assoc...

Developing Patient Teach-Back to Improve Patient Education

PatientEngagementHIT As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, medical professionals know that a well-informed patient is a more engaged, healthier, and less costly patient. Critical to supplementing those efforts is ensuring patients understand a care concept...

Combating Chronic Disease through the Social Determinants of Health

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare providers do their very best to understand everything they need to know about their patients during the few scant minutes they are able to spend with each individual.  Once or twice a year, or maybe when a sore throat strike...

Integrating a Telehealth Platform into a Diabetes Prevention Program

mHealthIntelligence Telehealth technology is helping to improve care management and coordination for the estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Now, providers are moving into connected care technology to help more than 84 million at risk of acqui...

FHIR is Blazing a Path to Patient-Centered, Data-Driven Healthcare

HealthITAnalytics Only a few short years after the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources were introduced to the healthcare industry, almost no one knows what they are. The lengthy, somewhat cumbersome proper name has nearly disappeared from print, and i...

Moving Beyond the Portal with Patient Engagement Technologies

PatientEngagementHIT As value-based payments push healthcare towards a culture of patient-centered care, organizations are looking for patient engagement technologies that offer more meaningful relationships than what are typically available through a basic pat...

Complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule During Emergency Situations

HealthITSecurity Emergency situations and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, pandemics, or mass casualties, can quickly overwhelm healthcare systems. The last thing on people’s minds in those situations is complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. So...

Patient Privacy Rights Education Requires Provider Input

HealthITSecurity For healthcare to work for everyone, providers and other organizations face the responsibility of providing patient privacy rights education and safeguarding patient data. When a patient goes to the doctor for the first time, he or she...

How to Choose a Population Health Management Company

HealthITAnalytics Population health management is quickly becoming a critical competency for healthcare organizations large and small.  From the primary care offices responsible for preventive services to inpatient hospitals on the hook for penalties ar...

Using Telehealth Technology for Care Coordination During a Disaster

mHealthIntelligence When disaster strikes, healthcare providers are usually among the first to arrive, carrying whatever they need to deliver quick and urgent care. Telehealth is now a critical part of the first responder toolkit, giving providers the help the...

Using Telehealth to Coordinate Care for Substance Abuse Disorders

mHealthIntelligence Telehealth and mHealth are giving healthcare providers a well-stocked toolbox to treat people with substance abuse disorders and addiction issues, many of whom require around-the-clock, on-demand support and care coordination to stay on a t...

Data Analytics Add Value to Healthcare Supply Chain Management

RevCycleIntelligence Hospitals spend nearly one-third of their overall operating expenses on healthcare supply chain management. Buying supplies, equipment, and the latest innovations to support high-value care delivery is expensive, especially as hospitals and...

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