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RECs Won't Finish Mission Without More Funding

Scott Mace

For many small and rural providers, Regional Extension Centers have been a low-cost or no-cost lifeline through the process of acquiring EHR technology and participating in the meaningful use incentive payment program. What happens to the stragglers as the RECs winds down? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Researchers Link ICD-10 Shift to Financial Losses

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding led to significant information loss at one oncology clinic, says a researcher who found that 39 ICD-9-CM codes with information loss accounted for 2.9% of total Medicaid reimbursements and 5.3% of the organization's billing charges. >>>

EHR Spending Continues, But Jury Still Out on ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find that their return on investment remains elusive. >>>

ICD-10 and EHR Fuel Clinical Documentation Improvements

The electronic health record is at the heart of efforts to improve clinical documentation. One effort strives to get disparate EHR software programs—and the physicians using them—to encode problem lists in a common way. >>>

Big Changes Prep Medical Center for New Financial Realities

Despite the high cost of its EHR conversion, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's CFO says the spending is justified because improving the organization's population health strategy, data collection and sharing capabilities will be critical for successful healthcare delivery in the near future. >>>

4 Marketing Tactics for Hospitals on Instagram

Rev your social media campaigns by using Instagram to get your message across with strong visuals. The photo-sharing platform is particularly effective for promoting service lines and bolstering fundraising campaigns. >>>

Slideshow: Healthcare Leaders Discuss Population Health Management

As they place a greater emphasis on advancing wellness and managing chronic diseases, healthcare organizations are looking to incorporate population health management principles into their processes. Four healthcare leaders share their successes and challenges. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

MA dumps health insurance website contractor

The Boston Globe, March 18, 2014

FL hospital tracks nurses footsteps, work patterns

InformationWeek, March 18, 2014

A surgical procedure's risks, unmentioned

The New York Times, March 18, 2014

Health site plans deadline leeway

The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014

Computer virus at Glenwood hospital may have jeopardized patient info

The Post Independent / The Denver Post, March 17, 2014

Is Healthcare.gov working 'great' now?

PolitiFact.com, March 17, 2014

Surgeons using 3-D technology to remove tumors

CBS Chicago, March 14, 2014

Federal panel approves MU Stage 3 recommendations

Government Health IT, March 12, 2014

Can wearable tech prevent healthcare errors?

InformationWeek, March 12, 2014

RI Hospital ER begins Google Glass dermatology study

MobiHealthNews, March 12, 2014



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