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CMS Highlights Need for ICD-10 Preparation as Deadline Nears

May 1, 2015 - ICD-10 preparation is taking on an increasing sense of urgency as October 1, 2015 steamrolls towards the industry with little hope of another delay.  With many providers still lagging behind recommended benchmarks and testing opportunities producing mixed results, healthcare organizations will need to step up their ICD-10 programs if they wish to meet the increasingly tight deadline....


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Substance Abuse Help Cuts Population Health Management Costs

Integrating substance abuse care into a population health management program can help raise patient retention numbers, reduce emergency department visits, and cut healthcare costs by an average of 46 percent, says a study from Humana and Catasys...

Why Do Providers Struggle with Healthcare Big Data Analytics?

What’s so hard about healthcare big data analytics?  Pretty much everything, providers continue to complain in a series of new industry polls and surveys.  Technical obstacles like EHR interoperability and health information exchange...

43% of Orgs Use Clinical Decision Support for Patient Safety

Clinical decision support is an important tool for improving patient safety, said nearly half of healthcare providers responding to a HIMSS15 survey conducted by LogicNets.  Forty-three percent believe clinical decision support technology...

CMS Outlines Future for Clinical Quality Reporting Programs

Clinical quality reporting programs for physicians are getting a makeover as part of CMS’ ongoing efforts to better measure improvements in care quality, population health management, and patient safety, said Principal Deputy Administrator...

IOM Develops 15 Measures for Population Health Management

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a new report outlining fifteen “vital signs” for assessing population health management and tracking the healthcare system’s progress towards better patient outcomes.  The core...

Is There a True Definition of Population Health Management?

“Population health management” is one of the healthcare industry’s most darling terms, used by everyone from CMS to payers to EHR vendors hoping to capture the spirit of care delivery transformation in rapidly changing, aging,...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Confuses Half of Providers

More than half of providers are confused by the information collection requirements of healthcare big data analytics, finds the third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey by Stoltenberg Consulting. Despite a general sense that engaging in...

Physician Quality Reporting System Penalties Snag 470K EPs

Nearly half a million eligible professionals will be losing 1.5 percent of their Medicare reimbursements thanks to non-participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2013, CMS says.  Despite increasing participation...

EHR Adoption, Health IT Use Improve Patient Safety, ONC Says

Widespread EHR adoption and the short-term impacts of meaningful use are measurably improving patient safety, the Office of the National Coordinator says in a new issue brief.  Despite ongoing concerns about transcription errors and poor...

How to Leverage the Internet of Things for Patient Engagement

Increasing meaningful, effective patient engagement is such a high priority for the healthcare industry that it is included as one of the three branches of the Triple Aim.  Along with reducing spending and improving population health management,...

DeSalvo: Pressure, Optimism over EHR Data Interoperability

Patients and providers alike are crying out for better access to information and a higher degree of EHR data interoperability, writes National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Karen DeSalvo in a new blog post for Health Affairs, and the ONC is confident...

What You Need to Know about Health Data Interoperability

Health data interoperability is intended to bring healthcare stakeholders together, yet it remains a divisive and difficult issue to address.  The movement of information between health IT systems, whether internal or external, is as much...

NCQA Pilots Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Program

The National Council for Quality Assurance has enlisted three healthcare IT companies to test pilot its electronic clinical quality measures code validation program.  The pilot, called eMeasure, will test the ability of EHR software to access...

What to Look for in a Healthcare Big Data Analytics Vendor

Healthcare big data analytics is a booming business, which is both a good and a bad thing for providers seeking to bulk up their infrastructure to supplement their EHRs with sophisticated tools for clinical analytics, population health management,...

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research supported by telemedicine technologies.  The Precision Health Center will use remote conferencing tools to provide...

As Hospital EHR Adoption Rises, What’s Next for Health IT?

Hospital EHR adoption has officially reached more than three-quarters of the healthcare community, according to the newest data from the Office of the National Coordinator, and the rapid rise in health IT infrastructure development may actually...

Healthcare Internet of Things to Reach $117 Billion by 2020

Big data and the healthcare Internet of Things is poised for explosive growth over the next half-decade, says a new report by MarketResearch.com, expanding at a 15.1 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $117 billion by 2020.  As big...

Chronic Disease Management Costs 17 Times More than Average

The most expensive patients with the highest service utilization rates, including those who need chronic disease management services for multiple conditions, cost approximately 17 times more than patients who are not considered “high users”...

Four Use Cases for Healthcare Predictive Analytics, Big Data

Predictive analytics in healthcare has long been the wave of the future: an ultimate goal to which everyone aspires but few can claim success.  While the landscape is changing for healthcare predictive analytics as more organizations figure...

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