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Learn About the EHR Incentive Program Audit

April 21, 2014 | By More
Learn About the EHR Incentive Program Audit

MU Audits are Happening – Are You Prepared? Jim Tate is a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR incentive programs and the “meaningful use of certified technology”. He brings a unique combination of skills to successfully address the complex and changing issues surrounding the CMS EHR Incentive Program including the audits and appeals process. […]

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Privacy and Security Infographics

April 21, 2014 | By More
Privacy and Security Infographics

A Picture Tells a Thousand Words Using a picture and visual graphics to represent data and information is called an infographic. It is a great way to display statistical data that shows comparisons or charts that come from research and reports. These are more healthcare infographics I have come across lately. See previously discovered healthcare […]

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EPs Must Start EHR Incentive in 2014 to Earn Incentives

April 21, 2014 | By More
EPs Must Start EHR Incentive in 2014 to Earn Incentives

Important Medicare Deadline Approaching for EPs The following is communication from CMS. If you are an eligible professional for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, 2014 is the last year you can start participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in order to receive incentive payments. Eligible professionals who begin participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive […]

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Who is Using the ONC Health IT Curriculum?

April 21, 2014 | By More
Who is Using the ONC Health IT Curriculum?

There is a Wide Audience William Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, OHSU Blog: Informatics Professor Who are the users of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Curriculum? Clearly one audience is the community colleges who were funded by ONC to develop short-term training programs using the materials (82 originally, perhaps fewer […]

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EHR Incentive Program Status Report Feb 2014

April 18, 2014 | By More
EHR Incentive Program Status Report Feb 2014

Just the Facts from Joe Friday The numbers and facts you are about to see are all true… As of 2/28/2014 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the most recent numbers for the EHR Incentive programs. Here are some Program-to-date highlights from this latest CMS report – February. Active registrations of […]

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Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

April 18, 2014 | By More
Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

Register for these Health IT Events Online Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today. For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. CMS eHealth National Provider Webinar When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12-1:30 […]

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As Hospital Use of EHRs Surges, IT Leaders Turn to Data Warehousing

April 17, 2014 | By More
As Hospital Use of EHRs Surges, IT Leaders Turn to Data Warehousing

Gartner, HIMSS separately report rising interest in healthcare data warehousing Mounting evidence indicates the 57 percent of US hospitals with at least a basic electronic health record (EHR) have shifted their IT priorities toward systems like the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that mine the EHR for insights to improve care and lower costs. According to […]

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Are your Healthcare IT “Apps” Up to Date?

April 17, 2014 | By More
Are your Healthcare IT “Apps” Up to Date?

Your Healthcare IT Apps are Sizable Investments By Bob Bain, Consulting Manager & Sr Healthcare Consultant, Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement In today’s world of smart phones, we are constantly reminded of updates to our applications (apps) that are available for download. However, do you know if there is an update for any of your […]

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Symantec Annual Security Threat Report

April 17, 2014 | By More
Symantec Annual Security Threat Report

New Era of ‘Mega Breaches’ Signals Bigger Payouts and Shifting Behavior for Cybercriminals Symantec Report Reveals the Number of Mega Data Breaches went from 1 in 2012 to 8 in 2013; 552 Million Identities Exposed in 2013 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed […]

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An Award-Winning Enterprise Labor Management Strategy

April 17, 2014 | By More
An Award-Winning Enterprise Labor Management Strategy

Four Steps and Millions in Savings By Chris Fox, CEO, Avantas Twitter: @Avantas During two ninety-minute sessions at the 2014 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Jamie Parsons, VP of HR at Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and I laid out four components of MSHA’s labor management strategy, which are relevant […]

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