ICD-10

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10 Health IT Wishes for 2012

Michelle McNickle | Healthcare IT News | January 23, 2012

“The total cost of ownership far exceeds the return they’ll get back. I’d like to see a lot of the lesser-known providers of EHRs getting more attention.” Whittington also added alternatives to EHRs, like open source, could be just as successful for a 100-bed hospital, for example. “I’d put the money into optimizing the less-expensive option,” she said.

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63% of practice management software purchases are replacements

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 14, 2014

EHRs aren’t the only piece of health IT getting a makeover in a large number of healthcare organizations: providers are currently ripping out and replacing practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) software in a bid to modernize their infrastructure and meet the challenges of ICD-10, accountable care, and compliance with other regulatory initiatives, including meaningful use.

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A Welcome Extension, For Most

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 9, 2013

After months of physicians, hospitals and IT groups calling for more time to complete Meaningful Use, the federal government responded. Although not everyone is pleased. Read More »

Advice To The Next National Coordinator

John Halamka | Life As A Healthcare CIO | October 8, 2013

Over the next few months, Jacob Reider will serve as the interim National Coordinator for Healthcare IT while the search continues for Farzad Mostashari's permanent replacement. Read More »

AHIMA Launches Global Workforce Council

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | August 13, 2014

Working to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, AHIMA has founded the Global Health Workforce Council, which comprises members from 12 different countries...

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AMA: ICD-10 Costs More Expensive Than Prior Estimates

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 12, 2014

ICD-10 implementation costs will be more expensive--in some cases more than three times previous cost estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published Wednesday by the American Medical Association. Read More »

AMIA’s Doug Fridsma: Time for the Feds to Truly Open Up Patient Records to Fully Interoperable Data Use

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | June 13, 2016

Access to information and the ability to integrate and use information has changed how individuals book travel, find information about prices and products, and compare and review services. Information can empower individuals, but health care has lagged behind other fields. It is unconscionable that in 2016 most patients are unable to obtain their entire medical record unless they print it out. While progress has been made in the last several years to support patients’ access to their information through various electronic means, such as Blue Button and patient portals, this is not sufficient to make patients first-order participants in their care, their health and their research efforts...

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Can Data Provide the Trust we Need in Health Care?

One of the problems dragging down the US health care system is that nobody trusts one another. Most of us, as individuals, place faith in our personal health care providers, which may or may not be warranted. But on a larger scale we’re all suspicious of each other... Read More »

CIO Halamka Highlights 5 Health IT Challenges In Year Ahead

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | September 4, 2013

One question that healthcare CIOs are asked time and time again to answer is: What keeps you up at night? Answers to the question vary depending on the type of organization the CIO works for and the complexity of the health IT systems it maintains or is planning to implement. Read More »

CIOs Might Be Ready On Time For ICD-10 Deadline Next Year, But Will The Government?

Carl Natale | Government Health IT | November 27, 2013

John D. Halamka, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee doesn't think enough healthcare organizations will be ready for ICD-10 implementation on Oct. 1. Read More »

CMS Taps 3M for ICD-10 Coding Translation Tool

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 9, 2011

WASHINGTON – Perhaps this is to be taken as a sign that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will not, as some healthcare IT pros no doubt are still hoping, push back the compliance deadline for ICD-10. Read More »

Commentary: The Unspoken ICD-10 Risk of Medical Fraud

Carl Natale | Government Health IT | February 9, 2012

One of the issues that doesn't come up very often when discussing ICD-10 implementation is fraud.

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Conn. Governor To Feds: Get Your Act Together On Healthcare.gov

Staff Writer | Government Health IT | November 11, 2013

Trade associations and others have fought the ICD-10 Oct. 1 deadline next year, mainly because of the difficulty, and some industry observers have questioned whether CMS can also meet that deadline. Read More »

Could ICD-10 have as big a financial impact as the mortgage crisis? Yes. Here's why.

Michael F. Arrigo | Government Health IT | October 17, 2011

U.S. National Healthcare Expenditures (NHE) are $2.7 trillion in 20111 and are forecasted to grow 34% in five years. This multi-trillion dollar economy will shift its reimbursement paradigm to ICD-102 in under 24 months. ICD-10 will introduce opportunities and risks to hospitals and health plans that may be equivalent to the $148.2 billion to $500 billion in losses3 to the U.S. Read More »

Creating Beth Israel's FY16 Information Systems Strategic Plan

I recently wrote about the process of setting FY16 Clinical Information System Priorities for the next year. That project is proceeding well and in parallel I’ve created my own contribution. I do not want to influence the stakeholder consensus at all, but members of the IS Governance committee asked for my opinion. Here’s my thinking...Each year, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Information Systems works with business owners to support BIDMC annual goals with information technology tactics. This ensures that the mission of BIDMC is supported by suitable operational tools. From 2012-2015, all hospitals in the US were compelled to focus their attention on Meaningful Use, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the Affordable Care Act. Since those projects are nearly completed, it is important for BIDMC stakeholders to enumerate the new technology priorities which will best support their activities in the coming year. Read More »