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Clinical Quality Reporting Needs Close Association with Vendor

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High quality healthcare services are a vital goal of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is why the two organizations set forth quality initiatives to keep...

Are Meaningful Use Requirements Enough for Patient Engagement?

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As Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements have pushed forward the need for healthcare providers to offer patients a means to download, view, and transmit their electronic medical information, more healthcare facilities have implemented patient portals...

How Certified EHR Technology Affects Population Health Outcomes

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Population health management is a vital aspect of enhancing patient outcomes across the medical industry and ensuring a healthier community of people in the majority of regions across the country. Certified EHR technology can be used alongside...

Will Health IT Systems Improve Radiology Reporting?

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Within the healthcare industry, there are a wide variety of different professionals who participate in managing patient care including treatment and diagnosis. Health IT systems and EHR technology play a role in every medical providers’...

Does Certified EHR Technology Need Simplified Standards?

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Healthcare providers seeking to successfully attest to meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will need to implement certified EHR technology in their medical practice. The Centers for Medicare &...

ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week Shows Few Coding Errors

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the results of its second effective Medicare FFS ICD-10 end-to-end testing week, which took place at the end of April. Starting on April 27 and ending on May 1, clearinghouses,...

Half of Medical Providers Lack EHR Interoperability Roadmap

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Both medical device and EHR interoperability is emerging as a key concept throughout the healthcare IT field. More providers and vendors than ever before are making connectivity a priority in the coming years. Whether it’s diagnostics,...

Seven ICD-10 Transition Steps Medical Coders Should Follow

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With only four months to go until October 1, healthcare providers who are behind in their implementation of the new diagnostic coding set need to follow specific ICD-10 transition steps to ensure success by the compliance deadline. From integrating...

Concerns on Proposed Meaningful Use Requirements Abound

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With the deadline for public comments regarding the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements at an end, various healthcare groups and medical providers submitted their opinions on the regulations in the nick of time. The American Hospital...

EHR Adoption Challenges Solved through Data Entry Transfer

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Once the HITECH Act was passed in 2009, EHR adoption and implementation of health IT systems grew tremendously over the coming years, as more providers began focusing on obtaining financial incentives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Finalization of Stage 3 Meaningful Use May Need Postponement

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With more providers, vendors, and stakeholders sending their comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with regard to the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rule, it becomes more apparent that the deadline for the last stage...

Errors after ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Affect Reimbursement

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The ICD-10 compliance deadline is right around the corner and providers will need to be ready to transition to the new coding set by October in order to receive sufficient reimbursements for medical care services from the Centers for Medicare...

EHR Interoperability Solutions Progress in Healthcare Sector

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EHR interoperability is the name of the game, as healthcare providers and health IT vendors begin to realize the importance of connecting systems and medical devices to better communicate and share data throughout a medical organization. National...

Tailored Physician EHR Use Necessary for Evolving Industry

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The healthcare industry is changing every day and new, revolutionary processes are continuing to affect patient care and population health outcomes. Whether it’s through patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations (ACOs),...

EHR Implementation Weakens Productivity, Improves Revenue

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EHR implementation has had a variety of goals throughout the healthcare industry including achieving the triple aim of healthcare, which focuses on improving the quality of patient care, reducing healthcare costs, and boosting population health...

Key Steps for ICD-10 Preparation before October 1 Deadline

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The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be here momentarily. Healthcare providers have little more than four months left before October 1, which means their ICD-10 preparation efforts must move forward quickly in order to be ready for the transition...

Medical Data Exchange, Cloud Solutions Impact EHR Design

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Over the last two decades, the medical industry has changed drastically in terms of patient care and access to medical records. It was nearly impossible to obtain one’s own health record 20 years ago. Forbes reports that patients had little...

Modifications to Meaningful Use Requirements Find Backing

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Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new proposed rule with several key modifications to meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The general public has until...

Why You Should Support the Safe Harbor ICD-10 Conversion Bill

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The ICD-10 conversion brings with it many complications and physician groups across the country are looking to avoid putting additional time and monetary strain among providers from implementing the new coding set. In that attempt, Representative...

Do Certified EHR Technology, Alerts Risk Patient Safety?

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After the HITECH Act was passed and the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were established, healthcare providers began computerizing their patient records and adopting certified EHR technology in an effort to promote care. However,...

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