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Providers, EHR Vendors Lag On Copy-Paste, Fraud Safegaurds

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 13, 2013

Hospitals, clinicians and health IT companies could be doing more to control EHR copy-and-pasting and over-documentation and prevent potential fraud, according to the HHS Inspector General. Read More »

Region Not Ready For Health Reform In 2014

Kathy Robertson | Sacramento Business Journal | September 28, 2012

About 227,500 Sacramento area residents will be eligible for health coverage in 2014, but an already strained regional safety net is not prepared to care for them, a new market analysis of the region concludes. Read More »

Resisting The Healthcare Consolidation Frenzy

Philip Betbeze | HealthLeaders Media | December 11, 2013

Merger and acquisition activity shows no signs of slowing, yet some hospital and health system leaders see independence as a viable strategy. Read More »

Revenue Cycle Management

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | May 20, 2013

You'd be forgiven for thinking revenue cycle management technology is a bit, well, boring. You'd also be wrong. The coming years are going to see some big changes in the way hospitals get paid, and the IT they use to track when and how they get paid is going to have to change as well. Read More »

Robots in Healthcare - Will they do the Heavy Lifting?

There are already robots in health care.  Robotic surgery, delivery robots, robotic prescription dispensing systems, even therapeutic robots used in lieu of pet therapy  But we've just scratched the surface, because we still think of care as being something that is delivered by a person. People like to talk about the importance of the human touch, but when it comes to something like getting out of bed when I want to, I think I'd rather have immediate service from a robot than an indeterminate wait for help from an aide.  And there are some more unpleasant tasks -- like assistance with going to the bathroom -- where I'd prefer not to have to ask another person to help me at all.  Sometimes impersonal is better (just be gentle, please).

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Rural Hospitals Rule On Leapfrog List

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | December 4, 2013

For the second consecutive year, rural hospitals stood out, with 22 hospitals making the Leapfrog Group’s 2013 Top Hospitals list – a 69 percent increase from last year. Rounding out the list are 55 urban hospitals and 13 children’s hospitals. [...] Read More »

Starting An ACO With '24 Different EMRs'

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | March 4, 2014

One CIO offers perspective on making nearly two-dozen different systems talk with each other Read More »

State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | September 26, 2013

As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment. Read More »

States’ Hospital Data For Sale Puts Privacy In Jeopardy

Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg | June 5, 2013

Hospitals in the U.S. pledge to keep a patient’s health background confidential. Yet states from Washington to New York are putting privacy at risk by selling records that can be used to link a person’s identity to medical conditions using public information. Read More »

Summary Of “ITdotHealth II” – The 2012 Harvard Health IT Meeting

Staff Writer | SMART Platforms | September 14, 2012

The following is an overview of the conference, held September 10-11, 2012. In several weeks, we will post a complete executive summary, as well as videos and slide presentations from the event. Read More »

Telehealth Sees Explosive Growth

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | June 6, 2013

Healthcare providers are taking telemedicine to new heights, with the market seeing growth of a whopping 237 percent within a five-year period, according to a new Kalorama report. Read More »

Telehealth, Blue Button Boost VA To “Most Wired” List

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 22, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has joined the ranks of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals for the first time this year, scooping a spot on the Hospitals & Health Networks’ honor roll due to its telehealth, mHealth, and patient engagement efforts. Read More »

The Challenges For Medical Device Interoperability

Ken Herold | News Electronics | October 23, 2012

Hospitals have complicated and connected technology ecosystems. Few places have such a diverse array of machines, skills and information, all attempting to coexist in a stressful decision making environment. Each department has an array of devices and a staff with highly specialised skills. Read More »

The Costly Darkside Of EMR Implementations

Edmund Billings | HIT Consultant | January 3, 2013

Dr. Billings explores the costly darkside of EMR implementations significant maintenance, development and consultancy costs after implementing an EMR system Read More »

The Effect Of For-Profit Laboratories On The Accountability, Integration, And Cost Of Canadian Health Care Services

Ross Sutherland | Open Medicine | December 17, 2012

Using for-profit laboratories increases the cost of diagnostic testing and hinders the integration of health care services more generally. Two useful steps toward ending the for-profit provision of laboratory services would be to stop fee-for-service funding and to integrate all laboratory work within public administrative structures.
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