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July 18, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Mobile apps will help physicians track payments
The free apps for iOS and Android platforms are part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' OPEN PAYMENTS program, which is intended to create transparency about financial transactions between doctors, teaching hospitals, drug and device manufacturers, and other healthcare...
July 18, 2013 | MDG Advertising
Digital diagnosis
The digital age is redefining healthcare and many factors are driving this medical revolution. MDG Advertising's latest infographic illustrates how patients are becoming more empowered in their healthcare decisions and how physicians and healthcare marketers are evolving with this digital...
July 18, 2013 | Mike Miliard - Managing Editor
CMS quantifies how EHRs are improving care
Since 2011, according to the agency, providers have checked drug and medication interactions to ensure patient safety more than 40 million times through the use of EHRs. Providers have also shared more than 4.3 million care summaries with other providers when patients moved between care settings.
July 17, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Cancer pain regimens and the revenue that accompanies them are on the fast track to the pinnacle of care demand, with sales expected to total $7 billion by 2019 according to the latest report from GBI Research.
July 17, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Liberating data through HIE technology
Daniel Newman, MD, chief medical information officer at technology integration firm MEDfx, recognizes health information exchange as "a laudable goal" in terms of everyday communications, but he emphasizes that it's really part of a bigger issue: making data useful to clinicians....
July 16, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Wistar Institute scientists have made a stimulating proposal, positing that providers could soon be able to stimulate the immune system to fight off multiple strains of influenza at once via sequential vaccination.
July 16, 2013 | Diana Manos
HIMSS repository will help evaluate IT investments
The Health IT Value Suite classifies, quantifies and articulates the clinical, financial and business impact of health IT investments. It also offers examples that help stakeholders -- from providers to policymakers to payers to influencers -- analyze performance across numerous factors.
July 16, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Docs bare all hope, struggle in survey contemplating financial futures
Overall, most study respondents agreed that due to a ramping up of costs, HIT adoption and ACA proximity, financial management challenges have been exacerbated as of late. In fact, seven out of ten physicians (67 percent) picked ACA as the top perpetrator of rising healthcare costs from a lengthy...
July 16, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Practices face steep climb to ICD-10 readiness
According to the Physician Practice ICD-10 Readiness Survey from medical claims clearinghouse Navicure, only about 19 percent of practices have established an ICD-10 transition plan. More likely, your practice status falls in line with the 54 percent of respondents who have either not yet started...
July 15, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Costs capture provider mindsets across care delivery spectrum
Current results to an annual, nationwide Provista survey attribute the most purchasing power in the healthcare industry at this moment to those who pursue cost reduction methods, highlighting once more the ongoing compulsion to budget buff across care realms.

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