10May/13Off

ACOs will benefit from strong health IT

Dr. Frank Speidel is adamant that in order for ACOs to be as beneficial as possible for healthcare facilities and their patients, organizations must ensure that they have a strong medical project management system in place.

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10May/13Off

Study: Outdated technology costs hospitals $8.3 billion per year

According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, pagers and other outdated technologies decrease physician productivity and increase patient discharge time.

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8May/13Off

How your medical facility can continue to meet health IT challenges

A new HIMSS study showed that while healthcare leaders have similar strategies for infrastructure priorities, they have different ideas when it comes to choosing a plan of action to implement them.

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8May/13Off

Study: ICD-10 code mappings considered ‘convoluted’ by some providers

Moving toward the new coding system can be difficult, and according to recent research, the two mapping files – ICD-9 and ICD-10 – might not be reciprocal.

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8May/13Off

As HIPAA deadline nears, medical facilities must remain diligent

Many experts warn that the federal rules, which were designed to give patients more control of their own data, could create technical and administrative problems for the doctors and hospitals that have to implement them.

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3May/13Off

Survey: One-third of healthcare workers to seek new employment in 2013

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 82 percent of respondents said that while they are not actively looking for new work, they would be open to a different position if the right opportunity presented itself.

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2May/13Off

New research to examine impact of patient-reported information

According to a Federal Register notice, healthcare IT is capturing everything from patient medical history to symptoms and results of self testing.

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1May/13Off

Study: Doctors will benefit from CDS, paired with knowledge of system

A study found that cardiologists and nurses who had preconceived notions about CDS were eliminated once they knew more about the system and its capabilities.

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1May/13Off

Report: Technology is key to more personalized patient care

Breakthroughs in biomedical science, improvements in data systems and network capabilities and continuing innovation in healthcare delivery have all contributed to patient-centered care.

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29Apr/13Off

How personalized medicine could be the future of healthcare

The New York Times explained how healthcare organizations across the country are working toward the routine sequencing of every patient’s genome in the quest for “precision medicine.”

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