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Enterprise EHR, RCM Necessitates Staff Changes at Trinity Health

February 7, 2019 - The switch to an enterprise-wide EHR and revenue cycle management platform is changing the approach at Trinity Health to billing and IT staffing. Last May, the 94-hospital health system spanning 22 states announced its decision to move to a unified EHR and RCM platform from Epic Systems to support the delivery of patient-centered care. “People deserve customized and convenient...

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Allscripts EHR Wins Contracts with Three Healthcare Organizations

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will expand its relationship with Hospital for Special Care (HSC) and implement health IT solutions at East Kent Hospitals and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Connecticut-based HSC made the decision to expand and extend its...

Allscripts EHR Receives Top Rankings in Interoperability, RCM

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare systems utilizing EHR-centric vendors and single-source solutions reported higher satisfaction ratings, with Allscripts EHR coming home with the highest ranking in Black Book Research’s Q1 2018 poll. The majority of...

GE Healthcare to Sell Ambulatory EHR, Financial Systems for $1.05B

by Kate Monica

Private equity investment firm Veritas Capital today announced it will acquire GE Healthcare’s Value-Based Care Division — which includes the Centricity EMR and Centricity Business — for $1.05 billion in cash. Through...

EHR Adoption Unsuccessful in Reducing Administrative Costs

by Kate Monica

EHR adoption has not significantly reduced administrative costs related to billing and insurance activities, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at Duke University and...

Poor Staff Training Contributed to Trying Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

Workarounds, poor staff training, and problems with system stabilization and revenue cycle management were the primary causes of complications during a Cerner implementation at Medical Center Health System (MCHS). MCHS President and CEO...

275 Adventist Health Jobs Transition to Cerner for Partnership

by Kate Monica

Adventist Health will transition about 275 jobs from its headquarters in Roseville, California to Cerner Corporation. Approximately 190 of these jobs will become health IT positions. The other 85 positions will transition to revenue...

Cerner Makes Key Revenue Cycle Management Hire

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Kansas City-based health IT company has named Jeff Hurst of Adventist Health System to serve as Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management and President of Cerner RevWorks, the company announced. Currently Florida...

McKesson, Change Healthcare to Form New Health IT Company

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After a series of moves that hinted at McKesson’s exit from the health IT marketplace, its technology division is set to merge with Change Healthcare to form new health IT venture with the former retaining majority control. Last...

McKesson Reportedly Open to Ending Its Role as EHR Vendor

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The end may be nigh for McKesson health information technology. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal raises the possibility of a sale of the company’s health IT unit, McKesson Technology Solutions, in order to focus on its...

Allscripts Eyes Post-Acute Care, Behavioral Health Markets

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR vendor Allscripts and private equity firm GI Partners have reached an agreement with Netsmart Technologies to fold the health IT developer of EHR technology and practice management systems for post-acute care and behavioral health...

ICD-10 Implementation Vital for Value-based Care Payments

by Vera Gruessner

When the SGR bill was passed by the Senate without any ICD-10 implementation delays, the proponents of the new coding set rejoiced. Not only did passage of this bill bring about a stronger formula for Medicare reimbursements but it also...

Will ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Affect Hospital Payments?

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 compliance deadline is set to take place on October 1, 2015 as long as no legislation-based delays occur. The ICD-10 transition is bound to affect a variety of healthcare procedures especially billing and claims processing. On...

Bill Mandates Transition Period During ICD-10 Implementation

by Vera Gruessner

Healthcare providers who are preparing for the ICD-10 implementation starting on October 1 may be offered an ICD-10 transition period as well. A new House of Representatives bill H.R.2247 called Increasing Clarity for Doctors by...

Certified EHR Technology Aids Care Coordination, Payment Reform

by Vera Gruessner

The development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has an overarching goal of lowering healthcare costs across the board by enabling a team of healthcare professionals to work together in treating a patient and preventing disease....

Does EHR Coverage Data Affect Continued Patient Care?

by Vera Gruessner

The health insurance marketplace has experienced some significant modifications to its consumer population in recent years. After the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed, health insurance was required among lower-class...

CMS Presents New Opportunity for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing

by Vera Gruessner

Within its efforts to prepare for the ICD-10 transition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminded healthcare providers and payers about a final opportunity for ICD-10 end-to-end testing taking place in July. A group...

ICD-10 Won’t Significantly Impact MS-DRGs for Two Years

by Jennifer Bresnick

It will be business as usual for MS-DRG assignment for at least another two years after the implementation of ICD-10, says an article published this month in the Journal of AHIMA, since new DRGs mapped to the increased specificity of the...

Research Predicts Post-EHR Era of Hospital IT Investments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

New Frost & Sullivan research forecasts changes in hospital IT investments as healthcare organizations make significant investments in business and administrative information systems, ushering in a post-EHR era. According to the...

CDI Moves beyond ICD-10 for Revenue Cycle Management Gains

by Jennifer Bresnick

For some savvy organizations, clinical documentation improvement is more than just another onerous piece of the dreaded ICD-10 implementation puzzle.  While the countdown to October 1, 2015 is certainly at the forefront of the healthcare...



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