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HIMSS: Providers View IT as a Revenue Generator

Scott Mace

Cleveland Clinic is increasing its ROI on the EHR infrastructure it has invested in by working toward becoming, in effect, the new data center for a growing number of other, otherwise non-affiliated, providers. >>>

 

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ICD-10: CMS Agrees to Limited End-to-End Testing

Following concerns from physicians and some US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types." >>>

Industry Groups Urge Sebelius to Hold Off on MU

In a letter citing concerns for patient safety and a lack of vendor support, more than 40 physicians groups and medical associations are urging HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow more time for Meaningful Use attestation. >>>

Avoiding MU Pitfalls Starts with Following Fundamentals

Building electronic health record systems that comply with the federal Meaningful Use program is a daunting task for providers large and small. But basic "regulatory compliance is a far larger day-to-day challenge" than fighting fraud, says one health system CIO. >>>

What's Your ICD-10 HR Strategy?

Poor coordination among providers, payers, and federal regulators is making it difficult for HR to perform its part in ICD-10 preparation. The strategic way forward is to proactively assess your organization's needs and immediately start recruiting, training, and retaining HIT and coding professionals. >>>

3 Ways to Adapt When it Costs More to Get Paid the Same

The CFO of a medical center in Idaho shares three strategies he has implemented to reduce the cost of delivering care and to maximize his organization's resources. >>>

HIX Fate Tied to Payers' Education Initiatives

The deadline to buy insurance for 2014 on the public health insurance exchanges is March 31. Reaching out to the uninsured and convincing them to enroll is a make-or-break effort for the hallmark federal healthcare reform program. >>>



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Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>



News Headlines

CIO to CIO: Advice on ACOs

InformationWeek, February 25, 2014

Maryland fires contractor that built troubled health insurance exchange

The Washington Post, February 25, 2014

Hospitals have new tool to save money

The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2014

Doctor's X-ray postings unsettling

The Topeka Capital-Journal, February 24, 2014

Busted state Obamacare websites haven't caught up to Healthcare.gov

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 21, 2014

U of I doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

Chicago Tribune, February 21, 2014

Online patient reviews: 6 strategies for doctors

InformationWeek, February 21, 2014

Athenahealth teams with doctor-led ACO

InformationWeek, February 20, 2014

Computer woes slam Banner hospital staffs

AZCentral.com, February 20, 2014

Healthcare organizations under siege from cyberattacks

The Baltimore Sun, February 19, 2014



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