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MU Audit Victim Lives to Tell

Scott Mace

A provider who went through a Meaningful Use audit explains how she got through it, relying on training received at a user group conference, and the help of her state's Regional Extension Center. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MGMA-ACMPE Seeks Delay for Stage 2 MU Penalties

Lack of vendor readiness for the move to Stage 2 Meaningful Use means physicians will be unable to meet the requirements for EHR implementation and will be subject to fines starting in 2015, the Medical Group Management Association says. >>>

ROI of Technology Systems Is More Than Financial

"It's hard or nearly impossible to justify the investment needed for a state-of-the-art EHR with hard-dollar savings," says the CFO of an academic health system. "You have to look beyond that to the intangible benefits, the improvements in delivery of care and positioning your organization to be competitive in the future." >>>

Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications

A new tool for assessing the risk of surgical complications might eventually be used as an optional alternative to generate reimbursement under the Physician Quality Reporting System. >>>

It's Judgment Day for Hospital Websites

Not only are hospitals' quality metrics under tight review by payers, but now the honesty and relevance of their websites' claims and content is getting scrutinized. >>>

Oregon to Streamline Provider Credentialing

A new law requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish an electronic database for credentialing organizations, including hospitals, insurance companies, and other facilities. >>>

1 in 5 Health Systems to Become Payers by 2018

Cost and reimbursement pressures, the explosion of boomers in the hospital patient mix, and the movement toward population health are spurring health systems to launch their own health insurance plans. >>>



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News Headlines

Data algorithm helps healthcare providers ID high-risk patients

The Washington Post, August 27, 2013

Hazards lurk in medical smartphone apps, experts warn

The Kansas City Star, August 27, 2013

Intubation robot could help patients breathe

Fox News, August 27, 2013

States scramble to get healthcare law's insurance marketplaces up and running

The Washington Post, August 26, 2013

Healthcare is gold rush for mobile technology

Forbes, August 23, 2013

How hospitals can help patients quit smoking before surgery

NPR, August 23, 2013

Coming soon: Surgeons wearing Google Glass

FastCoExist.com, August 22, 2013

40 men sue hospital after accidental thaw destroyed sperm

NBC News, August 22, 2013

Why physicians don't like big data

InformationWeek, August 21, 2013

Chicago doctor accused of posting photos of intoxicated patient

ABC News, August 21, 2013



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