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Software Bugs, Shifting Alliances Unsettling for CIOs

Scott Mace

Some revelations made at the HIMSS 2014 conference illustrate how difficult this period of transition is for healthcare executives charged with bringing compliant, interconnected electronic health records systems online at their organizations. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Tavenner: No ICD-10 Delay, But Expect Some MU Relief

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has announced that the ICD-10 deadline will not be delayed, but she is offering relief to providers, payers, and health information technology vendors struggling to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. >>>

Intermountain to Miss 2014 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline, Citing Safety Concerns

Despite its sophistication in healthcare IT, the CIO of Intermountain Healthcare says the organization is unready and will forgo incentive payments and trigger penalties. Federal officials acknowledge that many health systems take issue with the meaningful use deadlines. >>>

Independent Provider's 'Strength' Strategy Keeps Options Open

By strategically investing in EHR, creating a financial plan around taking risk, and establishing both a physician leadership institute and a business unit for innovation, an independent Pennsylvania health system shores up its finances for whatever the future may hold. >>>

AHRQ: Surgical Admissions Bring 48% of Hospital Revenue

Although 29% of all U.S. hospitalizations in 2011 included a surgical procedure, hospitalizations that involved surgery accounted for nearly half of all hospital costs, says a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. >>>

Steep Drop Seen in Medically Unnecessary C-Sections

A greater willingness by hospitals to not schedule early elective deliveries without documented medical necessity is a major reason for the drop cited in The Leapfrog Group's latest survey findings. >>>

Behind Retailers' Healthcare Strategies, Operational Know-How

Some retailers, reasoning that they are "smart about efficiency and productivity and standardization and using digital technology and getting closer to the customers, believe that they can… really change the way that care is delivered and paid for in this country," says one analyst. >>>



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News Headlines

Medical imaging launches campaign against cuts

The Hill, March 4, 2014

As doctors embrace tablets, management headaches grow

InformationWeek, March 4, 2014

The doctor visit of the future may be a phone call

MarketWatch, March 4, 2014

HackerCare aims to 'hack' healthcare for startups

TechCrunch, March 3, 2014

Healthcare pros react to Hillary Clinton's HIMSS speech

InformationWeek, February 28, 2014

Report: Obama considered scrapping Healthcare.gov during crisis

MarketWatch, February 28, 2014

Sebelius: US healthcare delivery system stuck in 20th century

The Hill, February 28, 2014

Health IT oversight guidance expected from federal agencies by end of March

Bloomberg BNA, February 27, 2014

CPOE stragglers: One hospital's fix

InformationWeek, February 27, 2014

Health law faced cybersecurity challenges

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, February 26, 2014



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