News & Updates

The Fee for Service Apocalypse

July 30, 2014 | By More
The Fee for Service Apocalypse

The Death of Fee for Service and the Value in Value-Based Medicine By Denny Flint, Sr. Consultant and Director of Business Development for Assistive Coding, LLC Ok. I admit it. The title is a little shrill. But at the rate physician reimbursement based upon fees for services provided is disappearing in this country, I don’t […]

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Kansas Seeks to Become “Model for the Nation”

July 30, 2014 | By More
Kansas Seeks to Become “Model for the Nation”

With Healthcare Solution Aimed at Treating Whole Person Statewide coordinated care technology platform is first of its kind Imagine dealing with two illnesses simultaneously – one behavioral, the other physical. It’s a reality for many. Sixty eight percent of adults with mental health conditions also have medical conditions, according to the American Psychological Association, impacting […]

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Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

July 30, 2014 | By More
Promoting Patient Safety by Managing Health IT Risks

From the ONC Buzz By Kathy Kenyon, JD/ Senior Policy Analyst , and Amy Helwig, MD, MS Everyone agrees that health IT safety is important. Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management is a research report that looks into the challenges faced by hospitals and ambulatory practices that implement health IT risk […]

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Clinical Decision Support Interventions

July 30, 2014 | By More
Clinical Decision Support Interventions

Learn More about CDS Interventions The following is email communication from CMS. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is a key functionality of health IT that contributes to improved quality of care and enhanced outcomes by avoiding errors and adverse events, improving efficiencies, reducing costs, and enhancing provider and patient satisfaction. In Stage 1 of meaningful use, […]

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Inside Health Technology’s Innovation Pipeline

July 29, 2014 | By More
Inside Health Technology’s Innovation Pipeline

The HIT Advisor Weighs In By Justin Barnes Twitter:  @HITAdvisor I’ve been fortunate enough to share a lot of podiums with great minds and innovators, from last year’s White House economic summit to annual health IT gatherings like the HIMSS annual conference, but I don’t think I’ve ever been as energized about our country’s technology […]

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CCSi Awarded VA Contract

July 29, 2014 | By More
CCSi Awarded VA Contract

CCSi Awarded VA Contract to Enable Rural-Area Veterans Access to Benefit Systems Company awarded another task order under VA T4 contract vehicle Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of health services, program management, cybersecurity and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government,  announced it has received a prime contract to support the Department […]

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July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

July 29, 2014 | By More
July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

Discussions on Certification for Post Acute Care and Behavioral Health By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data segmentation for privacy, analysis of provider directory standards, an update on the standards/interoperability framework projects, and a […]

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HIE Rundown – 7/29/14

July 29, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 7/29/14

Health Information Exchange News & Announcements Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to […]

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Self-Assessments for HIPAA are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

July 28, 2014 | By More
Self-Assessments for HIPAA are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

More Preparation is Required! By Jay Trinckes, President/CEO Eagle Trace Security Consulting, Inc. Twitter: @hitechpo Twitter: @EagleTraceSecur As we all know by now, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be stepping up enforcement activities under their ongoing audit efforts by the end of 2014 and beyond. These audits will also include business associates that […]

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New Health IT Products and Tools

July 28, 2014 | By More
New Health IT Products and Tools

Company Announcements on New Health IT Products There are new and improved products for health information technology being developed everyday. The following are announcements and launches of upgraded or new health IT products recently publicized. Enlocked Introduces Next Generation Encrypted Email Service Enlocked (@enlocked), announced its next generation secure email encryption solution that brings military-grade […]

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