Healthcare Technology Archive

ICD-10 #3 Team Work to Convert

/ kƏn-‘vƏrt / vb: to turn around or transform b(1): to change from one form or function to another 5a: to make a goal after receiving (a pass) from a teammate (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Tenth Edition. 2001.) This definition is a fairly good summation of the ICD 9-10 conversion: a transformation that requires teamwork. MTBC

Ethnicity Based Healthcare Research Data Correspondent to Health Management

As a heightened number of nations are utilizing Electronic medical record keeping systems, authorities are indicating that the EHR technology can be used for productive population Health Management Information Systems. One of the fundamentals suggested in these reports was the use of genetics research data. By accumulating data using a well-crafted medical history form template,

Health Policy Commission Announces Funding for Mass Hospitals in Massachusetts

The Health Policy Commission in Massachusetts announced a colossal funding for Mass hospitals in the state. The report says that a sum of $60 million has been given out to various mass hospitals in the state. The purpose of the state funding, as reported by the media, is to improve the participation of hospitals in

Is It Safe To Store Your Health Information Online

The role of electronic health records and an electronic health record specialist in providing high quality healthcare to patients has gone up considerably over the past few years. The health care system in the country is in the process of transition from the traditional paper records to electronic health records handled by an electronic health

Healthcare’s Worst Nightmare: Anthem Breach

According to Anthem’s website, one in nine Americans receives coverage for medical care through Anthem’s affiliated plans. Despite being a data storage powerhouse, Anthem failed to encrypt consumer data which surprisingly is not against the law. Anthem, the country’s second largest health insurer was hacked recently compromising names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers etc.

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

Healthcare Consumer Satisfaction Significantly Improves With Accountable Care Organizations

The growth of Accountable Care Organizations is, without doubt, one of the greatest changes that occurred in the past few years. Enhancing quality of care, mitigating healthcare costs, and improving healthcare consumer experience is something the Affordable Care Act is designed for. A recent study revealed that beneficiaries are happier with their care after a

Healthcare Business Intelligence; What Should Small Practices Do?

A smart doctor feels the pulse of his patient with one hand and that of his business with the other. It is equally important for a medical practice to sustain a green health indicator as it is for a patient to be healthy. It’s also quite likely that the practice’s financial health may dwindle as

Customer Ratings Will Affect Hospitals Bottom Line in 2013

Word-of-mouth has always been considered a most reliable source of information about the quality of traditional customer goods and services. So, it should be the same case for healthcare services, right?  Well, so thinks CMS. With growing concerns on Medicare’s future, the federal government has turned to customer reviews to institute the Hospital Inpatient Value-Based

Health Information Exchanges: They are coming, but is your Office Ready?

Industry-wide electronic health record (EHR) utilization brings with it exciting promises of improved quality of care, increased efficiency and reduced cost. However, the full positive impact of EHR utilization will not be truly realized until providers and entities are seamlessly sharing health information in such a manner as is facilitated by health information exchanges (HIE).