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Health Language Selected to Assess Risk
Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, recently announced that Banner Health has selected its Health Language solutions to successfully navigate the complex ICD-10 conversion process.Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country, and Banner Health Network, Banner Health's Accountable Care Organization, will use the Health Language LEAP I-10 solution to understand the impact of ICD-10 on their DRG-based reimbursement ...
Posted on: December 06, 2013
New Telehealth Solution for Healthcare Providers
Carousel Industries, Polycom and NuPhysicia recently announced a partnership to deliver a bundled telehealth offering called DistribuCare, which combines Carousel's healthcare integration expertise, NuPhysicia's caseload management software expertise and Polycom's enterprise-grade video solutions, enabling doctors and nurses to more easily and quickly meet with patients across the globe. The service makes it much easier for healthcare professionals to coordinate care when initiating a video-based ...
Posted on: December 05, 2013
Will the 'Data Revolution' Deliver Better Care?
Health information technology, a field that covers everything from electronic health records to new ways of measuring how well hospitals care for patients, is transforming the way medicine is being practiced in the United States. HIT is no longer a luxury; the mandate to move to electronic formats is tied to how physicians and medical institutions are paid.With this in mind, The American Journal of Managed Care recently published the first articles of its special issue: Health Information Technology ...
Posted on: December 04, 2013
EHRs Can Measure Patient-Centered Care
Although electronic health records (EHR) are primarily used to store patient clinical data, the non-clinical data they collect may be used to measure patient-centeredness of primary care practices, finds a new study in Health Services Research. In addition, two of the process of care measures collected via EHRs, volume of between clinician e-messages and frequency of in-person patient visits, were associated with better patient health outcomes."We were looking for ways to leverage the amount of ...
Posted on: December 03, 2013
e-MDs Achieves Certification for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use
e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, recently announced that e-MDs Solution Series 8.0 is Complete EHR 2014 compliant and has been certified for meaningful use Stage 1 and 2."We are excited to have achieved Meaningful Use 2014 certification for e-MDs Solution Series 8.0," said David Winn, MD, FAAFP, CEO and chairman of the Board, e-MDs. "With the help of our certified EHR, healthcare providers can now demonstrate attestation to qualify for ...
Posted on: December 02, 2013
MEDHOST Service Deciphers Public Health Information Reporting
To help hospitals successfully submit syndromic surveillance, lab results and immunization registries to their state's designated public health agency as required by Meaningful Use Stage 2, MEDHOST recently announced the launch of its "YourCareLink" service. By utilizing YourCareLink, hospitals can free internal staff to focus on other core measures required for Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation and leave the labor-intensive management and monitoring of the public health information reporting to MEDHOST. ...
Posted on: December 01, 2013
DocASAP Expands National Presence with Backing from MultiPlan
DocASAP, a market leader in online healthcare connectivity for physicians and consumers, recently announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with MultiPlan, the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of healthcare cost management solutions. The agreement, which includes a significant investment by MultiPlan, will enable DocASAP to broaden its nationwide reach to healthcare providers and consumers across the U.S."Our affiliation with MultiPlan opens up valuable new channels through ...
Posted on: November 30, 2013
Haugen Consulting Launches ICD-10 Training Program
Haugen Consulting Group Inc. (HCG), a healthcare consulting firm and educational services provider, recently announced the launch and general availability of Haugen Academy. Haugen Academy is a cost-effective, web-based learning center for facility coders, professional fee coders and documentation specialists. Developed by industry-recognized HIM and CDI experts, the program is interactive, self-paced and includes competency testing to ensure all staff are ready for ICD-10. The announcement was made ...
Posted on: November 29, 2013
Picture Book of Strange ICD-10 Codes
The transition to ICD-10 is no joke, but a new book full of artistic interpretations of the most bizarre and unlikely ICD-10 codes is kind of hilarious.Related ContentHealth Information ProfessionalsLooking for more information? Click here to access new feature articles, columns, news releases and more!A group of artists, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals teamed up to put together the picture book, appropriately titled Struck By Orca, just in time for the holidays.Struck By Orca is more than 60 ...
Posted on: November 28, 2013
AdvantEdge Named To NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies
AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, one of the nation's leading providers of medical billing, practice management, and coding services for specialty physicians, hospitals, and surgery centers, was named to the NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies list for the fourth year in a row.Founded in 1999, AdvantEdge is recognized as one of the top 10 medical billing, coding and practice management companies in the United States; has more than 675 employees in eight regional offices in the U.S. and in Bangalore, India; ...
Posted on: November 27, 2013
RelayHealth Financial First with ICD-10 Readiness
RelayHealth Financial announced that all of its financial connectivity solutions meet the current ICD-10 standards one year ahead of the U.S. federal government deadline. The company also announced an ICD-10 testing program at no cost to its customers, so they can initiate testing with their payers. "If ICD-10 were implemented today, we could process our customers' claims," said Joshua Berman, ICD-10 director for RelayHealth Financial. "Make no mistake about it: ICD-10 compliance is crucial to the ...
Posted on: November 26, 2013
Modernizing Medicine, Eyemaginations Team to Enhance EMR Offering
Modernizing Medicine Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced it has partnered with Eyemaginations, Inc. a healthcare media company helping to advance the doctor-patient dialogue with interactive software for patient education and practice development."By enhancing EMA Ophthalmology with Eyemaginations' ECHO system we're reiterating our focus on the physician-patient relationship by making visits more ...
Posted on: November 25, 2013
Guidelines, Tips From California Help Guard Against Medical Identity Theft
New guidelines on preventing and remedying medical identity theft released by the Office of the Attorney General in California offer best practice recommendations for the healthcare industry and tips for consumers. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) contributed to the development of the guidelines, "Medical Identity Theft: Recommendation for the Age of Electronic Medical Records."Key recommendations for healthcare providers include: Implementing an identity theft ...
Posted on: November 24, 2013
AAPC Tackles 300+ CPT Code Changes
AAPC, the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, will host 46 workshops across the country this December to prepare for the 300+ CPT code changes that take effect in 2014. Trainings will cover why the codes have changed, how to apply the new codes, and what should be documented to support them. Each 4-hour workshop, complete with exercises and case studies, is worth 6 continuing education units."Our half-day, interactive workshop will provide personalized, in-depth instruction with hands-on ...
Posted on: November 23, 2013
Experian Healthcare acquires Passport Health
Experian Healthcare recently announced completion of the acquisition of Passport Health, which brings together complementary capabilities across the entire healthcare revenue cycle and positions the organization as a market leader in healthcare information technology.The addition of Passport Health's physician orders, scheduling, patient access, patient engagement, population health management and claims management services will enable Experian Healthcare to offer its clients a single source for helping ...
Posted on: November 22, 2013