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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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Health IT Business News – Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 | By More
Health IT Business News – Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today’s Business News SBG Technology Solutions was recently awarded a contract extension with the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to support the execution of the VistA Evolution Program by providing Program Management Office (PMO) support, technical consulting, financial, acquisition and strategic communications support. VistA Evolution is the largest enhancement to an IT healthcare system […]

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Transforming Veterans’ Care in Rural Practices Using Health IT

April 16, 2014 | By More
Transforming Veterans’ Care in Rural Practices Using Health IT

Transforming Veterans’ Care in Rural Practices Using Health IT By Leila Samy / Rural Health IT Coordinator, ONC , and Gina Capra / Director, Office of Rural Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs A 65-year-old veteran living in a rural community presents at his local Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with symptoms of pneumonia. After evaluating the patient, […]

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Hospital Meaningful Use Criteria that Begin in 2014

April 16, 2014 | By More
Hospital Meaningful Use Criteria that Begin in 2014

Review Changes in Stage 1 MU Criteria that Begin in Fiscal Year 2014 The following is correspondence from CMS. Is your Medicare eligible hospital or critical access hospital (CAH) participating or planning to participate in Stage 1 of the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program this year? The Stage 2 rule for meaningful use included […]

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AHIMA and ICD-10 Coalition Members Urge HHS to Limit ICD-10 Delay to One Year

April 15, 2014 | By More
AHIMA and ICD-10 Coalition Members Urge HHS to  Limit ICD-10 Delay to One Year

Announcement of new implementation date needed to provide clarity to industry CHICAGO – April 15, 2014 — The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) signed an ICD-10 coalition letter Friday urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to announce Oct. 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible. […]

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