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Practice Makes Perfect: ICD-10 delay allows time for clinical documentation improvement
By Robert Tennant | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we'll tackle No. 1 on that list: preparing for the transition to ICD-10 diagnostic...
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Vital Signs
Healthcare can learn automation lessons from Asiana plane crash
By Sabriya Rice | June 25, 2014
Healthcare can learn some important lessons from a new report outlining the causes of an Asiana Airlines jet crash in San Francisco last July.
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Physicians seen as not ready for ICD-10 rollout, poll finds
By Beth Kutscher | June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare executives had widespread skepticism that all the stakeholders, and especially physicians, were prepared for ICD-10 procedure and diagnostic code implementation this year before Congress let the healthcare world off the ICD-10 hook.
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Insights for Today's Healthcare CFO from Emdeon's Kris Joshi
By Modern Healthcare Custom Media | June 24, 2014
What is the biggest challenge facing today's CFO? What trends in healthcare are encouraging growth? What will impact patient collections? These three questions are addressed by Kris Joshi, Vice President of Products at Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical...
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FDA, tech leaders talk regs and innovation at health IT hearing
By Darius Tahir | June 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A Food and Drug Administration official sounded an accommodative tone to entrepreneurs in the healthcare technology space at a roundtable hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Tuesday. His message came in response to ongoing tech industry criticism of government efforts, or lack of...
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ICD-10: Don't Stop Training for the Marathon
June 23, 2014
AHIMA's Clinical Documentation for ICD-10 by Specialty training provides interactive, online training on the documentation needed by physician and clinicians to support ID-10-CM/PCS coding specificity. Written by physicians, CI specialists, and medical coding experts, this program provides relevant...
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KPMG acquires health IT consultancy Zanett
By Darius Tahir | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consulting firm KPMG is acquiring Cincinnati-based Zanett Commercial Solutions, a health IT consulting firm that says it serves 100 healthcare providers.
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UCSF's Dr. Bob Wachter talks about the good and bad of health IT
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Bob Wachter, a nationally recognized expert in patient safety, discusses the good and the bad of healthcare going digital, the challenge of reducing diagnostic error rates, and the relationship between meaningful-use standards and clinical quality.
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Complicated, confusing EHRs pose serious patient safety threats
By Sabriya Rice | June 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Confusing displays, improperly configured software, upgrade glitches and systems failing to speak to one another—those are just a few electronic health record-related events that put patients in danger, according to a new study.
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Vital Signs
Here's how the ICD-10 delay prevented some housecleaning at AHIMA
By John N. Frank | June 20, 2014
The American Health Information Management Association got a reminder of the law of unintended consequences earlier this year when Congress surprised the healthcare world with its decision to extend the deadline for ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural code implementation by at least a year.
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