October 6, 2015 - Opioid abuse is often described as an “epidemic” sweeping the nation, killing more than 15,000 patients each year and affecting the lives of a further two million Americans who abuse or depend on painkilling drugs. Like other chronic conditions that have reached epidemic proportions, such as diabetes or heart disease, the responsibility for reducing and preventing prescription...
October 5, 2015 - The thought has crossed the mind of every health information management professional, adoption specialist, and IT department worker – not to mention every physician and nurse – who has ever worked with an electronic health record. What if I could bulldoze my hospital, erase all our workarounds, shortcuts, and illicit time-savers, and redesign everything from the foundation...
October 1, 2015 - The health information management profession goes far beyond the simple - or not so simple - act of coding a medical record for billing purposes. As the healthcare industry begins to recognize the strategic importance of collecting big data to generate actionable clinical and strategic insights, HIM professionals are perfectly positioned and well equipped for the task of translating...
September 28, 2015 - Conventional wisdom may predict a bleak future for independent community hospitals, critical access hospitals, and other smaller organizations without the financial and technological muscle to push through tough times in a hyper-competitive environment. As larger medical centers gobble up primary care providers and competing acute care facilities to extend their footprint within their...
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