Health IT Pulse:

April, 2015


April 30, 2015  2:31 PM

ICD-10 survey: Physician practice worries ‘a little too high for comfort’

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion

With ICD-10 nearly certainly on its way in October, attitudes toward the sometimes controversial new medical coding system among many providers in small and medium-sized physician...

April 29, 2015  4:10 PM

Remote patient monitoring: What CIOs can do to make it happen

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
chronic diseases, healthcare CIOs, Interoperability, remote patient monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a viable solution to a costly and prevalent problem around the world: chronic diseases. Healthcare CIOs have a vital role to play in making RPM happen, Zafar Chaudry, M.D.,...


April 28, 2015  11:28 AM

CMS: Technology can tighten link between quality measures and improvement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHRQ, EHR, quality measures

In publishing a final draft of its Physician Quality Reporting Programs strategic vision, CMS reiterated that it stands with the growing crowd of healthcare entities that are supporting a move away from fee-for-service payment models. The official


April 22, 2015  12:25 PM

PHI at core of new HHS and EEOC corporate wellness rules

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIPAA, OCR, PHI

The government continues to watch electronic protected health information (PHI), and it’s not just HIPAA enforcers who are doing it. Both HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Equal...


April 21, 2015  4:04 PM

HIMSS mobile survey shows link between patient engagement and mobile tech

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, mHealth, patient engagement, patient portals, telehealth

Last week was the most significant one of the year for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In the midst of its health IT mega-conference, HIMSS 2015,...


April 16, 2015  3:02 PM

HIMSS 2015 delightfully chaotic

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, HIMSS 2015, HL7, Interoperability

CHICAGO -- Overheard on the show floor at HIMSS 2015: “Hey, I like that analytics engine.” HIMSS 2015 was a health techie’s wonderland, with plenty of partying, delightful chaos...


April 15, 2015  1:09 PM

It’s feet first for all HIMSS 2015 attendees

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, wellness

This morning as I came down the hotel elevator for breakfast, it stopped at a floor and in came a young guy carrying two stuffed bags and sporting a HIMSS 2015 badge. "You ready to walk another 10 miles today?" the fella asked. "My feet are in pain. I told my boss no offense, but I'm not wearing...


April 14, 2015  12:01 PM

Proposal would shrink 2015 meaningful use attestation period

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CHIME, EHR incentive program, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

Following through on a promise made earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services released a proposal to relax meaningful use reporting requirements in 2015. A major piece...


April 13, 2015  10:39 PM

HIMSS 2015 attendees just want to find their way

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR, health IT innovation, HIMSS 2015, precision medicine

When I got into the taxi to catch my plane from Boston to the HIMSS 2015 conference, my cabbie didn't know how to get to Logan Airport. He needed a GPS to guide him. Then, in Chicago,...


April 8, 2015  4:06 PM

With a punch list in hand, CMS readies for ICD-10

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-9

The march toward ICD-10 is on in earnest. Along with apparent solid congressional and industry support for ICD-10 after last year’s surprise...


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