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New study finds drop in obesity rates for children

New study finds drop in obesity rates for children | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Obesity rates in children aged 2 to 5 years have significantly decreased over the past decade, according to a study published by JAMA – a journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday. The...
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Proposed Health IT bill draws backlash

Proposed Health IT bill draws backlash | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
A new Health IT bill that aims to reduce regulatory burden in the industry is drawing backlash from mHealth advocates who believe it may risk lives and damage the industry. The Preventing Regulator...
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QUEST reports savings of $11.65 billion

QUEST reports savings of $11.65 billion | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Premier national quality improvement initiative, QUEST, has reported savings of approximately $11.65 billion through process improvements and analytics, according to its new whitepaper. In addition...
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ICD-10 Adoption: 10 Reasons to Not Delay - Capterra Blog

ICD-10 Adoption: 10 Reasons to Not Delay - Capterra Blog | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Ten reasons why ICD-10 should not be further delayed. Capterra has been helping organizations make smarter software purchases since 1999.
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Are there enough physicians around?

Are there enough physicians around? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The goal of the Affordable Care Act is to provide affordable and quality healthcare coverage to more people. But do we have enough physicians to address their health concerns? This debate continues...
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What matters for ACOs

What matters for ACOs | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
More than half of the US population resides within the vicinity of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a healthcare delivery model in which a group of providers are accountable for the cost and...
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Lessons to learn from Target data breach

Lessons to learn from Target data breach | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Recently, the second biggest retail company in the United States revealed that data of up to 110 million customers had been compromised by hackers. Theoretically speaking, it equates to 34% of the ...
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Succeeding with the ACO model

Succeeding with the ACO model | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
There is a common misconception about all value-based care delivery models being unique. If this was the case, the lessons learned from the models would not be replicable. While the starting point ...
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Do you have enough money for ICD-10?

Do you have enough money for ICD-10? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
It wouldn’t be wrong to term ICD-10 the biggest change in the US healthcare industry. And it is going to cost a lot, too. There a number of reasons why the ICD-10 transition is going to cause a lot...
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Is patient engagement helping physicians?

Is patient engagement helping physicians? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Advances in technology have increased manifolds. At the click of a single button, we can access real-time information on Twitter, Facebook and Google. The amount of information present online is hu...
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Ensuring financial success: The correct medical billing service

Ensuring financial success: The correct medical billing service | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The US healthcare industry is moving ahead at a rapid pace and amidst times where it requires complying with various government regulations from time to time, it needs to ensure streamlined cash fl...
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UnitedHealthcare handed injunction by Federal judge

UnitedHealthcare handed injunction by Federal judge | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
A Federal judge has ordered a temporary injunction against UnitedHealthcare based on the case filed by two Connecticut-based medical associations. The decision came hours before the health insurer ...
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ICD-10: What you need to know

ICD-10: What you need to know | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
ICD-10 replaces ICD-9 medical codes on October 1, 2014 as an overhaul, rather an update. To support the new coding, provider encounter documentation will expand in terms of diagnosis detail. This i...
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CMS to conduct end-to-end ICD-10 testing

CMS to conduct end-to-end ICD-10 testing | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Wednesday that it will offer “end-to-end” ICD-10 testing for a small group of providers in the summer. The announcement marks a shi...
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Researchers aiming to connect patient records with flight med crews

Researchers aiming to connect patient records with flight med crews | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Researches from the Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) nursing school are aiming to establish a connection between hospital patient records and medical flight crews. They are aiming to do thi...
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Do we really value our physicians?

Do we really value our physicians? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Sometimes I wonder, do we value our physicians or consider them just another problem? As I take a closer look inside the healthcare industry, it appears to me that the number of people with clipboa...
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Solving for Successful Shared Decision Making

Solving for Successful Shared Decision Making | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
A Q&A with Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Editorial Director of Emmi Solutions. Shared decision making (SDM) is an important issue in today’s healthcare industry but implementation of the actual practice can be...
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What 2013 taught us about ICD-10

What 2013 taught us about ICD-10 | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
One of the biggest reasons for lack of ICD-10 action is lack of IT vendor preparation.
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How to ensure cloud data security?

How to ensure cloud data security? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are still being debated. The roll-out of the ACA website, Healthcare.gov, and its subsequent problems provide sufficient evidence for enterprises to co...
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Physicians’ compliance wish list for 2014

Physicians’ compliance wish list for 2014 | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
2013 was rather happening in terms of healthcare laws. There was the Affordable Care Act and its security concerns, the HIPAA Omnibus final rule and the HIPAA Audit Program which gave healthcare pr...
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Switching your EHR? Make sure you remember two things – Cost and Usability

Switching your EHR? Make sure you remember two things – Cost and Usability | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The Electronic Health Records (EHR) satisfaction rate is falling at an alarming pace. As a result, it is no surprise that practices are looking to replace their current systems. If an EHR – a tool ...
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Ensuring financial success: The correct medical billing service

Ensuring financial success: The correct medical billing service | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The US healthcare industry is moving ahead at a rapid pace and amidst times where it requires complying with various government regulations from time to time, it needs to ensure streamlined cash fl...
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Assessing dual coding costs

Assessing dual coding costs | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Healthcare organizations will have to use both ICD-9 and ICD-10 for a considerable amount of time in 2014 in order to complete a successful transition to the new system. Health IT vendors which sup...
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10 errors made frequently by new medical coders

10 errors made frequently by new medical coders | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Medical coding is a tough business and if you are new at it, chances are, you are likely to make a few mistakes. Your errors could have serious consequences as the cash flows of your medical practi...
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Is BYOD going to improve coordinated care?

Is BYOD going to improve coordinated care? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Bring your own device (BYOD) is going to revolutionize the way technology is looked upon, but what is BYOD? It refers to rules and procedures set by the practice allowing employees to use their per...
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