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Educating physicians on ICD-10 changes eases transition

Physicians and nurses will have to provide more specific documentation of patient diagnoses and treatments to support the use of the ICD-10 codes in claims. The degree of success for your ICD-10 transition hinges on their level of compliance with new documentation requirements, as well as your hospital's ability to get claims paid quickly. Senior leadership needs to understand this to support your ICD-10 preparation efforts.

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Leadership, Parties, and Healthcare Technology: Edward Marx Q&A

Leadership, Parties, and Healthcare Technology: Edward Marx Q&A | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Edward Marx is EVP for the Advisory Board Company and CIO at NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. Previously, as CIO at Texas Health Resources, he was named the 2013 HIMSS/CHIME CIO of the Year. Ed was kind enough to carve out time to answer a few questions about his new book,Extraordinary Tales from a Rather Ordinary Guy, and his upcoming keynote presentation.

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Salesforce unwraps platform for post-EHR world

Salesforce unwraps platform for post-EHR world | #HITsm | Scoop.it
With an eye on patient relationship management and 'precision healthcare' the cloud-based CRM stalwart released a set of services to offer a comprehensive view of health data.
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Involve colleagues in integration activities using unique User Profiles

Involve colleagues in integration activities using unique User Profiles | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Imagine workflow meetings attended by informaticists and physicians talking about potential improvements in how data is exchanged within the organization? With the powerful features available in Corepoint Integration Engine, health IT leaders are improving care by involving others in data exchange activities.

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‘A New World Record’ for applying Windows Updates in Health IT

‘A New World Record’ for applying Windows Updates in Health IT | #HITsm | Scoop.it

By leveraging A2’s message-replication and configuration-replication to ensure engine uptime, he not only set a new world record for applying Windows updates, but also did it while minimizing engine downtime.

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SMART on FHIR: Inter-app-ability

SMART on FHIR: Inter-app-ability | #HITsm | Scoop.it
FHIR is really important to facilitate an app platform such as SMART and to make it more easily adaptable to the various EHRs.
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Hospitals Use Paper, Electronic Methods for Summary of Care Records Exchange

Hospitals Use Paper, Electronic Methods for Summary of Care Records Exchange | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Electronically exchanging health information with outside providers is critical to ensuring access to patient records at the point of care in hospital settings. However, less than 10 percent of hospitals use only electronic means of exchanging summary of care records with outside sources.
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SQL server: Performance considerations with table-valued parameters

SQL server: Performance considerations with table-valued parameters | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Relational databases have long been designed to operate efficiently on sets of data rather than individual data items.
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New Hospital Survey Data Show Progress Toward Interoperability - Health IT Buzz

New Hospital Survey Data Show Progress Toward Interoperability - Health IT Buzz | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The AHA Survey shows 41% of U.S. hospitals routinely are able to perform health information exchange with outside sources during treatment.
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Why Digital Health is Harder Than You Might Think: A Reality Check From the Clinical Trenches

Why Digital Health is Harder Than You Might Think: A Reality Check From the Clinical Trenches | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health System. We often hear that digital health is transforming medicine at a breathtaking pace. Each day brings news Read more

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HIE among Hospitals Increasing, Further Progress Needed

HIE among Hospitals Increasing, Further Progress Needed | #HITsm | Scoop.it
While health information exchange among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals grew in 2014, only 23 percent of hospitals nationwide were able to find, send, receive and use data electronically to/from sources outside their hospital system.
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Why Doctors Are Leaving Medicine For Tech | THCB

My hunch is that many of the physicians who leave medicine do so not because the negative externalities have become so bad, but rather because the range of potentially appealing alternatives has become so good.

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Healthcare Startups, Giving, and Developing New Forms

Healthcare Startups, Giving, and Developing New Forms | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Data could serve as the platform for many burgeoning new communities to come together to find solutions to shared problems.
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Data could serve as the platform for many burgeoning new communities to come together to find solutions to shared problems.

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Health IT interoperability by example

Health IT interoperability by example | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Health IT interoperability is hard. But is it really as hard as it is being made to be?
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Refreshed Health Tech Principles for Millennials and All Generations

Refreshed Health Tech Principles for Millennials and All Generations | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Bring up the topic of Millennials and some will say “enough already.” Others will immediately go to the digital native side and discuss how great Millennials are at social media. This article will contain neither of these angles.
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Overheard at the interoperability water cooler

Overheard at the interoperability water cooler | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Because many attendees in yesterday’s class had used other interface engines (attendees in this class were converting from six different interface engines), I asked what their impressions were of our product after spending some time learning the basics. Here’s how they replied in the chat window...

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Bringing Clinicians, Patients, and Financial Administrators into a Common Conversation About Affordable Care | THCB

Bringing Clinicians, Patients, and Financial Administrators into a Common Conversation About Affordable Care | THCB | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Those of us who spend time on the frontlines of healthcare delivery see routine opportunities to deliver better care at lower cost every day: the 5AM lab draw that happens on almost every medical/surgical ward in every hospital in the country even though it is often unnecessary, the 5PM turf that lands a patient in the emergency room because the community practice is oversubscribed.

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Interoperability: Near or far?

Interoperability: Near or far? | #HITsm | Scoop.it
Even as the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information technology puts interoperability front and center this week, comes a survey that shows healthcare professionals are skeptical it can be achieved in 10 years.
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Federal dollars helped close the digital divide between rural and urban hospitals

Federal dollars helped close the digital divide between rural and urban hospitals | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The gulf between smaller and rural hospitals and their larger and more technologically advanced counterparts has almost reached the vanishing point, according to federal and industry data. And it's largely in part because of federal incentive dollars.
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The Potential Hazards of Hospital Consolidation

The Potential Hazards of Hospital Consolidation | #HITsm | Scoop.it
This Viewpoint discusses the implications of the growing trend of hospital consolidation for quality, access, and price of care.
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The Evolution of the CXO in Healthcare

The Evolution of the CXO in Healthcare | #HITsm | Scoop.it
The C-suite role of the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) is evolving in healthcare, and many new roles are emerging focused on the patient experience.
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9 big healthcare IT deals to watch, HIT News

9 big healthcare IT deals to watch, HIT News | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Several big-bucks deals and partnerships struck us recently -- not just because of their price tags, but also because they could prove to be game changers for health IT, now and far into the future. Here are nine worth watching for their effect on the industry.

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