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November 5, 2013  12:01 PM

ICD-10 pilot offers lessons in advance of coding update

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 pilot, ICD-9, WEDI

Providers deep in preparation for the ICD-10 changeover may want to take note of a recent report which summarized the outcomes of a preliminary ICD-10 test and found coders have a way to go before they’ll be ready for the upgrade. The ICD-10 National Pilot Program was

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August 20, 2013  2:19 PM

HIMSS requests extension to meet requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Farzad Mostashari, HIMSS, Kathleen Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is asking  healthcare officials to extend the attestation period for stage 2 of meaningful use to 18 months, instead of the planned timeframe of a year. A formal

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March 5, 2013  4:11 PM

HIMSS survey shows organizations are striving for stage 2 incentives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR implementation, EHR incentive, HIMSS, HIMSS 2013, meaningful use incentives

Three-quarters of respondents to the annual HIMSS leadership survey say they expect their organizations qualify for stage 2 meaningful use incentives in 2014. Only 4% said their facility had...

February 1, 2012  2:56 PM

Las Vegas HIMSS 2012 game plan shaping up

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Ahier, FItbit, HIE, HIMSS, HIMSS 2012, twitter

It's the third time around for SearchHealthIT at the Health Information Management Systems Society annual meeting - HIMSS 2012. Unlike some of our pals in the health IT blogosphere, we can't post our itineraries, because things change up to the last minute as news breaks and plans evolve. But we...

December 5, 2011  12:15 PM

Examining mobile health’s value proposition

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIMSS, mHealth, mHealth Summit, Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health

WASHINGTON -- The value proposition for mobile health in the United States is found largely in its potential to alter the industry's existing fee-for-service structure, provided that security and regulatory challenges can be addressed,...

November 21, 2011  12:57 PM

Will expanding patient access to lab results overburden hospitals?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHA, HIMSS, patient data security, patient engagement

A proposed rule that would provide for direct patient access to lab results has drawn the ire of two key professional organizations. The proposed rule, released Sept. 12, would modify HIPAA and the Clinical Laboratory...

November 2, 2011  10:54 AM

CHIME, HIMSS surveys gauge nation’s meaningful use prep

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR attestation process, EHR incentive program, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics

Feeling left behind in the Health IT rat race? Don't. Two new surveys of hospital CIOs show that few hospitals are really ready for meaningful use, but most are striving to get there. They also provide a yardstick from which you can measure your own facility's progress. The College of Healthcare...

August 15, 2011  1:05 PM

Don’t forget to train medical students on EHR use

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, EHR security, health it training, HIMSS, workflow analysis

Medical students working in a hospital setting must be trained on many things, but one job requirement that is often forgotten is electronic health record (EHR) use. The consequences of neglecting this training reach far and wide, from medical errors to data breaches (unintentional or...

February 24, 2011  1:45 PM

HIMSS survey: Give it up for the CNIO

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CNIO, CPOE, EHR, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS 2011, HIMSS11, Meaningful use, nurse, nurse informaticist, salary survey

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The chief nursing information officer (CNIO) position is often overlooked among health IT leaders. But just try to implement a new tech initiative in your hospital without a nurse informaticist to help determine the best devices and software to fit your workflow, and to evangelize...

November 16, 2010  9:57 AM

Hospitals on track to meet meaningful use criteria, according to HIMSS

JeanD Profile: JeanD
HIMSS, Meaningful use

Hospitals are ready to meet some of the meaningful use requirements under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program (EHRIP), and they expect to...

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