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What makes ICD-10 a top priority for healthcare CIOs?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The year 2014 is an important one for healthcare leadership, particularly CIOs who must balance numerous projects and responsibilities and treat each individually as a top priority. Although the work of healthcare CIOs will vary depending...

As time runs out, is ICD-10 ‘not useful’ for data analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been debating the pros and cons of switching to ICD-10 since the very beginning of the new code set’s development.  Depending on who you ask, the transition is either a really great thing that will...

“Let’s face it, guys,” ICD-10 will go ahead on October 1, 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

If you’re still banking on an ICD-10 delay, you might want to prepare yourself for yet another disappointment.  At HIMSS14 last week, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner stated once again that no such postponement is in the...

How will HIT in 2014 impact the work of a healthcare CIO?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

ICD-10 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use are two major forces driving the perfect storm in health IT in 2014, but they aren’t the only initiatives healthcare CIOs are tasked with accomplishing this year. That’s not to say there...

New eHealth University contains tools for ICD-10 transition

by Nicole Freeman

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that its new eHealth University resource center also includes tools to help healthcare providers successfully transition to ICD-10. eHealth University is offering ICD-10...

Internal readiness, training are vital for ICD-10 success: Q&A

by Jennifer Bresnick

There are two sides to the ICD-10 coin, and both are equally important to polish up if providers want to see a successful transition on October 1, 2014.  On one hand, the technical capabilities to produce, store, transmit, and report on...

HIMSS ICD-10 Taskforce: Don’t underestimate time, complexity

by Jennifer Bresnick

The ICD-10 transition is no walk in the park, warned members of the HIMSS ICD-10 Taskforce this afternoon during the HIMSS14 conference.  Without a detailed project plan and the financial resources to back it up, providers, payers, and...

HIMSS14 survey: Finances tight, but ICD-10 is looking good

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT professionals attending the massive HIMSS show in Orlando were treated to the results of the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, a tried and true way to take the pulse of an industry that’s been going through some serious...

AMA President: ICD-10 won’t bring needed changes to healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association gave ICD-10 a one-two punch last week with a dire new financial report and a strongly-worded letter to CMS urging Secretary Sebelius to drop the troublesome code set currently slated for implementation on...

What makes HIMSS14 meaningful to healthcare CIOs, health IT?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

ORLANDO — Prior to the kickoff of HIMSS14, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) held its 2014 CIO Forum at the Hyatt Regency to discuss health information technology challenges affecting its members....

Immediate support pours in for ICD-10 testing decision

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is all smiles following the CMS announcement that there will be some effort towards complete end-to-end testing before ICD-10 slams providers on October 1, 2014. While Medicare still only plans a limited excursion...

What is the biggest ICD-10 obstacle and how do you avoid it?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As the deadline for complying with ICD-10 draws nearer, the concerns about industry readiness continue to mount. And despite renewed campaigns by the likes of the American Hospital Association (AHA), healthcare organizations and providers...

Five ways to avoid potential ICD-10 productivity losses

by Jennifer Bresnick

Last week, the American Medical Association released some frightening statistics about the financial impact of ICD-10 that caused quite a flutter among providers.  More than tripling the anticipated costs to healthcare providers, the...

What ramifications will HIMSS14 have for health IT?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The biggest show in health information technology is less than a week away. This year the annual HIMSS conference moves to Orlando, which is a plus to anyone living in the Northeast and contending with this snowy winter. The HIMSS...

ICD-10 educational sessions being held at HIMSS14

by Nicole Freeman

With October’s ICD-10 implementation deadline growing closer, providers are looking for answers and resources to aid in their transitions. HIMSS14 is offering four intermediate and advanced educational sessions covering implementation...

HIMSS14: Get ready to talk ICD-10, Meaningful Use, EHRs, HIE

by Jennifer Bresnick

Editors from EHRintelligence will soon be packing their bags for Orlando, Florida to attend the HIMSS14 conference along with tens of thousands of other health IT professionals.  It’ll come as no surprise that the hottest topics will be...

Will the AMA halt ICD-10 with new letter, Twitter campaign?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Plenty of physicians have begged for an ICD-10 reprieve over the past few months, and many more might join the AMA’s new Twitter campaign to put the kibosh on the new code set for good.  Fueled by a new study proclaiming the...

AMA: Cost of ICD-10 will be prohibitive for most providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association (AMA) hasn’t yet given up on being vocal about the burden of the ICD-10 transition slated for October 1, 2014, and has released a new report warning providers that the implementation process will...

Have EHRs, CPOE set the stage for ICD-10 acceptance?

by Jennifer Bresnick

There’s never been any shortage of grumbling about the difficulty of adopting EHRs and their companion technologies like computerized physician order entry (CPOE).  Physicians are concerned about productivity, ease of use, the...

WEDI offers ICD-10 compliance webinar series

by Nicole Freeman

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Cooperative Exchange, and other private industry partners will be hosting a webinar series entitled ICD-10 Success Initiative....



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