CISOs: A shift in the chain of command

CISOs: A shift in the chain of command

The threat of data breaches and cyberhacking is more prominent than ever before, especially in the health care industry.
Black Book survey shows increased EHR satisfaction

Survey shows many providers plan to update EHR systems by 2016

A new survey by Black Book Rankings showed that a little under 20 percent of large practices and clinics plan to replace their current EHRs by the end of 2016.
4 tips to preparing for ICD-10 transition

4 tips for ICD-10 preparation

As the implementation date is only a few months away, providers should have started their preparations to ensure that they avoid any setbacks once Oct. 1 comes.
EHRs are vital to enhanced clinical documentation

EHRs vital for enhanced clinical documentation

One of the most important aspects of care delivery that physicians must improve in order to achieve better care quality is clinical documentation.
Senate proposes changes to MU requirements as they enter into their final stage

Congress proposes changes to MU standards as they enter final stage

As the meaningful use standards enter into their final stage, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is researching ways to push the rules in the right direction.

CMS releases updated clinical quality measures

The annual update for the 2014 electronic clinical quality measures was recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CMS MU audits prove burdensome

A batch of meaningful use audits was recently conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ensure that all eligible providers in the EHR Incentive Programs are adhering to meaningful use requirements.

CMS releases 2015 EHR edition certification criteria

According to the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, in addition to the stage 3 meaningful use criteria, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have released this year's EHR certification criteria.

EHR adoption increases as industry aims to improve care quality and patient safety

As the health care industry aims to improve patient safety and care quality, more hospitals and providers plan to adopt new health IT in 2015.

Survey shows federal regulations may put strain on health care industry

Many health care providers of both large and small practices have experienced difficulties meeting the regulatory demands imposed by the Department of Health & Human Services.

PQRS deadline extended for providers using EHR reporting method

The CMS recently announced it has pushed the submission deadline for Physician Quality Reporting System participation to March 20.

CMS announces success of recent ICD-10 testing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officially completed the first week of end-to-end ICD-10 testing.

CMS releases Road to 10 tools

As many providers have reported being unprepared for ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has worked to provide practices and hospitals with the tools to prepare for the new codes and procedures.

How should health care organizations recover from the ICD-10 delay?

When the date of the ICD-10 implementation was pushed back to Oct. 1, 2015, last March, many health care organizations felt the heavy impact of the delay.

Bundling could reduce cost of orthopedic surgery

Medical billing may have just gotten easier for orthopedic practices.

Internet may be poor source for medical information

The Internet has revolutionized almost every aspect of life since its introduction in the late 1990s.