Health IT Pulse:

March, 2016

March 9, 2016  1:54 PM

Anxiety about cyberattacks on health data prompts OCR-NIST crosswalk

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, HIPAA, nist, OCR

With worry about cyberattacks on health data networks at an all-time high, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is drawing on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for help in

March 8, 2016  3:20 PM

Hospitals ready for more connected health, according to HIMSS survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Connected Health, HIMSS, mHealth, remote patient monitoring, telehealth

Nearly half of U.S. hospitals are considering expanding the collection of connected health technologies used in their facilities. That notion, and the concept that providers implement healthcare technology to extend patient care outside of their exam rooms, were two of the findings of the 2016...

March 4, 2016  12:38 PM

The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, Epic, HIMSS, Interoperability

At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest health IT event. This year's edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Healthcare...

March 2, 2016  8:44 PM

I survived HIMSS 2016

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Ten interviews, a podcast, a session with ONC and CMS, and two days later, I can officially say I survived HIMSS 2016. There was a momentary scare there as I wandered...

March 1, 2016  2:57 PM

Rate of denied claims mostly unchanged since ICD-10 implementation date

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

The increased specificity and volume of ICD-10 codes in comparison to its predecessor ICD-9 hasn't complicated medical coding, judging by the amount of claims denied since Oct. 1, 2015. That date signifies the deadline by...

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