Not only is health information technology helping to control costs, it's also creating new opportunities for revenue. >>>
Healthcare providers need an ICD-10 strategy that includes adequately training medical coders and retaining them in their jobs. With an already extremely low unemployment rate, ICD-10 coders will be very much in demand. >>>
New penalties for preventable hospital readmissions are prompting hospitals to adopt technologies that allow patients to measure blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs from home. >>>
Physicians encountering patients seeking oxycodone and other pain medications in the emergency department are using electronic medical records and prescription monitoring programs to identify doctor-shopping patients and to get them help. >>>
The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>
Researchers find that the salaries of top hospital leaders can be linked to the use of advanced technology and favorable hospital experience survey scores. Facilities with low 30-day mortality rates pay their CEOs less than hospitals with the highest mortality rates. >>>
Rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers vary widely in hospitals based on how the data is collected, researchers say. In one study, surveillance data identified 10 times more pressure ulcers than billing data. >>>
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