Electronic Health Records


How far-reaching an effect will ICD-10 have on 2014, beyond?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Of all the health IT challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2014, none will have more of an impact than ICD-10. Even with the one-year delay that saw the compliance date move from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014, many a healthcare...

WEDI: Only 50% of providers have reviewed ICD-10 impact

by Jennifer Bresnick

ICD-10 is bringing a distinct lack of holiday cheer as the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) once again polls the preparedness levels of vendors, health plans, and providers as the industry approaches the October 1, 2014...

Is your ICD-10 transition headed for a Code Blue?

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If you’re thinking to yourself, “I better get serious about the ICD-10 transition,” you are likely not alone. If you feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to jumpstart the transition to meet the ICD-10 compliance...

What will drive an increase in EHR replacements in 2014?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The next year in healthcare will usher in a number of changes, from Stage 2 Meaningful Use to ICD-10, and have many already considering whether their current EHR and health IT systems are capable of supporting their work toward a number of...

The ultimate health IT gift list for Christmas of 2013

by Jennifer Bresnick

Wondering what to get your favorite physician for the holidays this year?  Stumped for stocking stuffers to satisfy the technology cravings of your buddies in HIM?  Here are five perfect gifts for the modern healthcare...

ICD-10 may have to coexist with ICD-9 for successful switch

by Jennifer Bresnick

As October 1, 2014 draws nearer, providers and payers alike still have some major hurdles to conquer before ICD-10 becomes a reality.  With end-to-end testing posing significant difficulties and dual processing looking more and more...

How will the Stage 2 Meaningful Use delay affect ICD-10?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The questions are beginning to swirl around the announcement that Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Meaningful Use will be extended by a year.  How will the delay affect competing initiatives like ICD-10?  Will the longer reporting periods...

CHIME, HIMSS decry lack of delay for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After all the calls for changes to the Stage 2 Meaningful Use timeline, the recently proposed extension announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology...

OIG: Medicare wrongly paid hospital 740K for dental services

by Jennifer Bresnick

Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas will need to repay nearly three quarters of a million dollars wrongly billed to Medicare for unallowable dental services, the Office of the Inspector General states in an audit report for the...

Why is EHR certification endangering Stage 2 Meaningful Use?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The clock is already ticking for hospitals, especially those eligible and participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. Stage 2 Meaningful Use is already underway for these hospitals which must complete their attestation during one of four...

Five ICD-10 tasks to complete by the end of 2013

by Jennifer Bresnick

We all love to celebrate the holidays with plenty of vacation time to see family and friends and maybe get a little R&R after a long and busy year.  But anyone with a December deadline knows that once Thanksgiving rolls around,...

Halamka: Stage 2 Meaningful Use, ICD-10 timelines unrealistic

by Jennifer Bresnick

The current slew of health IT initiatives slated to hit the healthcare industry over the next year or so place unrealistic expectations on beleaguered providers, says Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka in a new blog post.  Between...

How does a CIO prepare for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, ICD-10?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare CIOs have enough on their plates as is, and it’s not even 2014. In the year ahead, these healthcare executives have to balance a number of health IT initiatives, the most notable being participation in the EHR Incentive...

What’s so important about thinking beyond ICD-10 compliance?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In the context of ICD-10 compliance, getting to Oct. 1, 2014 will represent a key milestone for each health system, hospital, and physician practice that puts in the time and resources. However, it doesn’t mean that the work is done...

EHR, clinical decision support help identify autism earlier

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University have demonstrated the potential of an automated system to help primary care physicians screen for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) more effectively and efficiently,...

Revenue cycle management from a healthcare CFO’s perspective

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For hospitals and health systems, the revenue falls under the purview of the CFO. During a time of significant change to how healthcare is paid for, this member of the C-suite has the challenging task of making sure the revenue cycle is...

What actionable data means in an ICD-10, accountable world

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the emergence of accountable care, healthcare organizations and providers are taking on risk and to mitigate this risk they are attempting to put the most reliable and current data in the hands of physicians and other members of the...

How’s payment reform changing the traditional revenue cycle?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For the past few years, the revenue cycle has had to take back seat as healthcare organizations and providers turned their focus to meeting the demands of state and federal initiatives that rewarded them for investing in certain kinds of...

How will the transition to ICD-10 impact the revenue cycle?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Oct. 1, 2014, is an example of how one cog in the revenue cycle can impact the entire wheel. Some are already referring to ICD-10 as the healthcare industry’s version of Y2K. In the context of the revenue cycle, ICD-9 to ICD-10 shows...

Why ICD-10 Is More about Quality Data, Less about Payment

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Until recently, much of the talk about ICD-10 has centered on the obstacles preventing health systems, hospitals, and physician practices from preparing properly for Oct. 1, 2014. Moreover, concerns that the healthcare industry won’t...



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