About 84% Of The Hospitals Put Population Health At Stake

A good majority of the struggling hospitals are pinning their hopes for a bright future on clinical analytics infrastructure and population health management, but not until they make significant investments in healthcare IT solutions for the year 2015. Diagnostic and surgical patient services, EHR implementations and patient engagement tools will be consuming the attention of

Non-Certified EHRs A Common Hurdle To Stage 2 Attestation

Physicians and doctors around the country have expressed doubts regarding the advisability of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation requirements issued by CMS. A significant number of practices wonder whether they can achieve the requisites within the allotted time. With the outlook being far from promising from the transitional perspective, the reason for most practices

Healthcare Organizations Need To Accept Accountable Care Arrangements

As per recent reports, major healthcare providers and healthcare IT companies have started to accept accountable care arrangements as an option to improve the healthcare facilities. Using these arrangements results in cutting down the overall cost involved as well as improving the patient care and thus, enhancing health management. Accountable care organizations or ACOs look

Recent Study Encourages Healthcare Providers To Pick Advanced EHR Solutions

A recent study conducted in few states of U.S shows that many a number of healthcare providers and physicians are not impressed with the current EHR solutions (Electronic Health Records) they are using. The study found three major drawbacks with the EHR systems being used. They lacked convincing features, technical support and were rather cumbersome

ICD-10 To Roll Out In 9

Good news for medical billing companies! The most anticipated ICD-10 is about to roll out in another 9 months, which will revive all the coding systems that are in use until now. ICD-10 PCS and ICD-10 CM were initially adopted in February 2014 with an implementation date a year after. So, the time delay in

Most Healthcare Organizations Ready For ICD 10 Coding Transition

As per a recent survey conducted among some of the major healthcare organizations, many hospitals have stated that they are quite ready for the ICD 10 coding transition. However, some smaller organizations have also clearly mentioned about the issues they would be facing with the change in the ICD coding as they are not well-equipped

Majority of the Patients Support Health Data Sharing

Even though there are concerns about data security, majority of patients say that data sharing is essential for availing the best healthcare. In a survey conducted by Health IT Policy Committee, more than 70 percent of patients were of the view that electronic data sharing from EHR software would help them to get better treatment.

Challenges Faced In Exchanging Health Data

According to the recent reports by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), several issues were faced by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2014. Among these, the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health data was the most common one. In fact, the agency reviewed the common challenges faced last year

Recommendations by Physicians to Change Meaningful Use Program

Recently, several physicians made recommendations about the changes that needed to be implemented on the Meaningful Use Attestation program. The American Medical Association (AMA) made such proposals to federal regulators to make sure that the physicians make the best use of EHR or electronic health record systems. Among the recommendations that the American Medical Association

Artificial Intelligence Integration With EHR On The Cards

Recent statistics have highlighted that over 400,000 Americans die as a direct result of medical mistakes. To get a correct picture, the number will be equivalent to the number of deaths if the largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A-380 crashes every day, for an entire year! This comparison was pointed out by Forbes Contributor Dan