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  1. MU stage 3, modification rules finalized: 12 things to know

    On Tuesday, CMS released the final rules for the Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs and for the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria. The rules for the meaningful use program include a 60 day comment period, while the 2015 Edition rules are final.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. ONC unveils Final Interoperability Roadmap: 10 things to know

    The ONC released its final guidance Tuesday on how it plans to make the American healthcare system fully interoperable within the next 10 years.  By Max Green -
  3. VigiLanz rolls out business intelligence, predictive analytics suite

    VigiLanz, a digital healthcare intelligence firm based in Minneapolis, today introduced its new business intelligence and predictive analytics software-as-a-service suite.  By Tamara Rosin -

4 keys to improving clinical efficiency

A successful communication strategy at a hospital or health system helps drive clinical efficiency and improve overall patient satisfaction.
  1. Health IT tip of the day: Don't chase the minutiae

    Avoid over-engineering before implementation — optimization requires fine-tuning over time.  By Max Green -
  2. Lack of interoperability isn't just frustrating, it leads to medical errors: 8 survey findings

    Not only does a lack of interoperability and connectivity for medical devices increase the likelihood of medical errors, but half of nurses say they've personally witnessed the occurrence of medical errors due to interoperability issues, according to a recent nurse survey.  By Max Green -
  3. 10 largest digital health funding deals of 2015 so far

    Digital health funding continues to outpace itself year after year. According to StartUp Health, digital health funding is on par with last year's at the third quarter of 2015 at $4.7 billion with a good chance of surpassing last year's total funding of $6.9 billion. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. StartUp Health, GE Ventures to develop 10 digital health startups

    Health innovation company StartUp Health and GE Ventures are expanding their partnership to invest in and coach digital health startups focused on developing solutions on health payments and virtual health platforms. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Don't miss out on reimbursement opportunities

Surgery centers commonly underestimate the importance of routinely assessing their charge master and ensuring charge levels are appropriate.
  1. Allscripts partners with Israeli digital innovation lab to bring startups to US

    A new Allscripts lab in Israel centered on innovation will help bring Israeli startups into the United States healthcare market, where they can access Allscripts' open APIs and participate in the vendor's developer program. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Cerner updates readmission prevention solution in EHR

    Through a new partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine, Cerner is integrating a new readmission prevention technology into its EHR. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Patients gaining confidence in EHR privacy, security

    As the percent of physicians adopting and using EHRs goes up, patient concerns with EHR privacy have gone down, according to research published in the American Journal of Managed Care. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Physician share data with patients more so than with other physicians

    The percentage of physicians electronically sharing data is on the rise, and new data indicates they are more likely to share data with their patients than with other providers. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Startup Insider: DispatchHealth

    The definition of meaningful, high-quality care is changing and expanding, especially for hospitals and health systems. Providers are being challenged to provide care before patients walk through the door, according to Kevin Riddleberger, chief strategy officer and co-founder of DispatchHealth.  By Max Green -
  2. Health IT tip of the day: Use a CDN whenever you can

    Low cost content delivery networks are so simple to setup today that there are few reasons not to use them.  By Max Green -
  3. 2 major Texas HIEs finalize merger

    Healthcare Access San Antonio, a Texas-based health information exchange, is expanding its operation to include 22 additional counties by aligning with the Arlington–based North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership.  By Max Green -
  4. 3 things to know about Mercy Health's new virtual care center

    Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy Health has opened the world's first virtual care/telemedicine center.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Designing IT for diversity: A problem that already has a solution

    "We should be building language access for patients and, frankly, providers, too... We have the opportunity to do it right the first time. We really should be further along on that than we are."  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Living and working in 2 worlds

    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell offered to sell his patent for the telephone to Western Union for $100,000. After careful consideration the company rejected Bell's offer.  By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Information Officer, Infor -
  7. National Health IT Week: 10 most-read IT stories of 2015

    This week marks the 10th annual National Health IT Week, where the industry celebrates and reiterates its commitment to advancing healthcare through information technology.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Orion Health awarded subcontract in DOD's military modernization project

    The Department of Defense has awarded Orion Health a subcontract to link disparate IT systems and facilitate the interoperability between them as part of the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization Program. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Theft at Sentara Heart Hospital compromises PHI of 1,040

    Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Heart Hospital has notified 1,040 patients that their protected health information may have been compromised after two hard drives containing sensitive information were stolen. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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