By Don Rucker MD & Talisha Searcy – Today, nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted certified health IT. New data show that this momentum continues with the introduction of the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria… The post Acute Care Hospitals Are More Interoperable Than Ever but Challenges Remain appeared first on Health […]
By Art Gross – On September 20, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced a fine of $ 999,000 for three Boston hospitals, all of which violated HIPAA while allowing ABC’s TV series “Boston Med” to film the show in their facilities. The post HIPAA Violations During ‘Boston Med’ Filming […]
Despite the fact that Ohio has access to some of the most outstanding children’s hospitals and network of pediatricians in the country, Ohio ranked in the bottom half of states on 65 percent of national child health metrics… The post Ohio’s Children’s Hospitals Call on Leaders to Address Three Key Challenges Facing Ohio Children appeared […]
Health Catalyst launched its federally-certified Health Catalyst Patient Safety Organization (HC PSO) that protects all-cause-harm patient safety data derived from the company’s Patient Safety Monitor™ suite of software applications. The post Health Catalyst Launches Patient Safety Organization for Hospitals and Health Systems appeared first on Health Data Answers.
By Tracy Love – Improving stroke outcomes is all about recognizing stroke symptoms FAST and cutting the time between symptom onset and treatment. The post 5 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Stroke Outcomes appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception applications are now available on the EHR Incentive Programs website. The post Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: Attestation Hardship Exception Applications Are Now Available appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
By Jay Hancock – Saturdays at Mercy Medical Center used to be perversely lucrative. The dialysis clinic across the street was closed on weekends. That meant the downtown Baltimore hospital would see patients with failing kidneys who should have gone to the dialysis center. The post Paying Hospitals To Keep People Out Of Hospitals? It […]
Accounts Receivable (AR) is likely one of your largest and most important assets. It also requires careful monitoring and management to reduce bad debt, maintain margin and keep cash flowing. Unfortunately, healthcare AR is under attack, putting your hospital’s financial health at risk. Among the threats: patients who can’t pay, payers who won’t pay and […]
Medicare attestation for the CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) has transitioned to a new platform. The post Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: Get Help with Attestation on QNet appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
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