EHR adoption spurs data exchange August 06, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
EHR adoption spurs data exchange
A new study authored by National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, and ONC researchers indicates that six in 10 hospitals actively exchanged electronic health information with providers and hospitals outside their organization in 2012.
Answer to healthcare's million dollar question could snag $2M in rewards August 05, 2013 | Eric Wicklund - Senior Editor
Answer to healthcare's million dollar question could snag $2M in rewards
The Knight Foundation is levying its lance alongside a quartet of healthcare's heavy hitters to spur new ideas to harness healthcare data technology for community health.
Is it time to press the MU pause button? August 02, 2013 | Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP - Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality, American College of Physicians
Michael Barr
Should we keep the schedule for Stage 2 the same but introduce an option to help EPs and EHs avoid the penalty if they cannot completely meet Stage 2 requirements?
5 red flags for claim denials August 02, 2013 | Kevin Fuller - New Media Producer at MedTech Media
medical claim denials
Medical claim denials are a hassle and can lead to financial difficulties and yet so many of them can be easily avoided. Be on the lookout for these common mistakes in office procedures and claims processing.
HIE 2.0 hones in on 'clinical network management' July 31, 2013 | Anthony Brino - Contributing Writer
As the market for HIE services slows its growth and consolidates, 2013 is set to be the year when most health information exchanges realize they need to focus on supporting care coordination, or clinical network management, according to a report released by Chilmark Research.
Smart devices make smart practice partners July 31, 2013 | Lindy Benton - CEO of MEA
Lindy Benton
Mobile devices and applications have the power to put information and insight into providers' hands whenever they want while saving them money.
Narrowing physician access puts pharma in a bind July 30, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Oncologists have a reputation to maintain -- and according to the latest report from ZS Associates, when it comes to fortifying against pharmaceutical sales representatives, the specialty remains characteristically staunch for the second year in a row.
How to manage cash needs ahead of ICD-10 transition July 30, 2013 | Mary Mosquera - Contributing Editor
How to manage cash needs ahead of ICD-10 transition
Providers should be prepared to pay rent and staff salaries if the transition does not flow as smoothly as anticipated. Experts advise having up to several months' cash reserves or access to cash through a loan or line of credit to avoid potential headaches.