HIMSS14: One Attendee's In-depth Look at All Things Health IT
Here's some observations from my walkabout with 38,000 of my closest friends in healthcare IT, better known as the HIMSS14 Conference recently held in Orlando.
'Busy Year' for CMS Means Major Changes for Physicians, Practices
With ICD-10, the Stage 2 rules of meaningful use, and other federal initiatives, CMS is moving full-steam ahead, according to administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
Privacy, Security Mistakes Physicians Make When Using Mobile Devices
More physicians are using their mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets for healthcare purposes. But not all are using them securely.
Meaningful Use Audits: 4 Ways to Prepare and Survive
A little preparation will go a long way toward helping medical practices pass meaningful use audits.
The Ongoing Evolution of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Solutions
Much like medical practices, revenue cycle solutions are trying to keep up with regulations and other healthcare changes. Here's what you need to know.
Study: Meaningful Use Driving Growth of U.S. EHR Marketplace
The U.S. EHR market is projected to reach $9.3 billion by 2015, the largest worldwide, thanks in part to meaningful use incentives, says a new Accenture study.
Six Steps for Medical Practices When Implementing Major Projects
As healthcare reform evolves, many medical practices are embarking on major projects. Here are some ways to increase the likelihood of success.
Data Protection Tips for Medical Practices Using Mobile Devices
Mobile devices bring great benefits to healthcare, but they also pose great risks. Here's how to mitigate those risks.
Key Ways to Help Physicians Transition to ICD-10
How to use technology and education to assist your medical practice's physicians with the ICD-10 transition before it happens.
Improving Patient Collections Through Technology
How automatic payment technology helped one healthcare organization increase in-office patient payment collections and reduce administrative costs.
Physician Technology Needs in an ACO
Internist Gregory Spencer, an ACO participant and a presenter at the HIMSS13 Conference, discusses technology tools critical to ACO success.
Lack of EHR Interoperability a Barrier to Innovation, Quality Care
It's time for complete cooperation between vendors of hardware and software solutions to increase interoperability with EHRs sooner than later.
Avoid the Pitfalls of a Poor EHR Vendor Selection
Our 2013 Technology Survey results indicate many practices are dissatisfied with their EHR vendors. Here’s how to ensure you experience a positive partnership.
HIMSS13: Health IT Leaders Seek Interoperability Solutions
The main themes of this year's conference were the ongoing quest toward interoperability among EHRs and other systems, plus HIPAA security and mobility.
Physician Practices and the Shift to ICD-10, EHRs, and Value-Based Care
How Health Reform is Changing Payer, Provider Relations
Interactions between payers and providers tend to focus on rate negotiations and fees for service, but health reform is changing that.
How One Physician-Owned Health System Mastered its EHR
EHR implementation tips from the medical group that received the 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for exemplary EHR use.
Mostashari Touts Health IT in Light of Sequester-fueled EHR Program Cuts
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari outlined the benefits of health IT for attendees during HIMSS13, and even poked fun at EHR critics.
Clinton Offers Hopeful Message about Health IT Potential at HIMSS13
President Bill Clinton discussed the current state and future of healthcare in the U.S., including the role of health IT, at his keynote speech at HIMSS13.
The Case for an HIE: How State's Providers Are Improving Care, Coordination
Telemedicine Legal Considerations for Physicians
While physician use of telemedicine provides opportunities for physicians, it could also lead to legal troubles.
The Threefold Path to Patient Engagement
There are three key elements to increasing the engagement of both patients and physicians in the care continuum, according to a health IT expert and a health system exec.
Enhancing Physician Engagement, Collaboration via Health IT Tools
Texas Health Resources has used an innovative series of health IT tools to engage their large base of independent physicians and encourage greater collaboration online.
How One Doctor Uses His Mobile EHR to Coordinate Care
In this podcast, recorded live from the HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans, one physician shares his experience with implementing an mobile EHR and using it to coordinate care.
How Technology Can Help Practices Provide High Value Care
Health IT expert Sumit Nagpal shares his must-have technology tools for practices hoping to transition from traditional fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement.
ACO Success Requires Taking Health IT to Next Level
Moving from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement is no easy task. Leveraging health IT, the right way, can help.
Getting Patients Engaged in Care and in Meeting Meaningful Use
The Stage 2 rules for meaningful use require physicians to increase their patient engagement activity. Here are two examples of facilities already making that a reality.
InformationWeek: Efficiencies in Airline industry Can Apply to Healthcare
Warner Thomas, CEO of Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System, compares healthcare to the airline industry in his keynote speech at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.
Health IT Staff a Hot Commodity in Healthcare
Despite making gains with meaningful use and prepping for ICD-10, hospitals are still falling short in finding and keeping the right health IT staff available.
PCMH Transition Success Requires Outside Resources
A successful transition to a Patient-Centered Medical Home is no easy task, but outside resources can help.
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