No Surprises With Release Of The Proposed Rule For Stage 2 Meaningful Use
After much anticipation among providers and health IT vendors throughout the U.S. healthcare landscape, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finally released its proposed rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHR) on February 23, 2012.
Best Practices to Minimize Cash Flow Disruptions Due to ICD-10
When any business is involved with a major system conversion, at risk is the potential disruption to cash flow, resulting in a negative impact to the bottom line. With the current ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 1, 2013 quickly approaching, medical organizations need to be well prepared to handle the financial risks associated with this initiative.
Edifecs Survey Finds ICD-10 Delay Will Be Problematic
In a recent article, ICD-10 Conflict Taking the Form of a World Heavyweight Title Fight, a downside noted was “any significant delay to the current ICD-10 implementation deadline could raise the implementation cost to medical practices.”
Securing protected health information (PHI) should be a top priority for all providers and medical organizations. As access to patient information continues to evolve and become even more accessible via mobile devices, implementing sound security measures and practices is the path to effectively mitigating PHI breaches.
Five Best Practices For Medical Organizations To Protect Against PHI Breaches
Health information technology continues to be acquired and implemented by medical organizations all throughout the United States at historic levels. This significant trend in health IT adoption can be attributed to the myriad of government initiatives and polices currently in place to promote the use of health IT.
Toolkit Offers Physician Practices Help with Data Exchange
The release of the proposed rule for EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use has brought clarity to medical organizations and physicians that Stage 2 is laser focused on interoperability and health information exchange.
The government on Thursday announced it would delay enforcement of HIPAA 5010 transactions to June 30, 2012. It’s the second three-month delay on enforcement made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS).
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has made available the next version of the Connect gateway software that incorporates the most up-to date technical standards and descriptions for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN) Exchange to support functions like patient discovery and query for and retrieve documents.
A fantastic article written by Russ Mitchell and featured on Kaiser Health News – Farzad Mostashari: Man On A Digital Mission, offers everyone involved in healthcare great insight into the man charged with changing the U.S. healthcare system in the 21st century.