Over 1,500 clinicians, managed care company executives, pharmaceutical company and start-up entrepreneurs, and investors are here in Cleveland today for Cleveland Clinic's 12th Annual Medical Innovation Summit.
a focus on income support has remained constant. We can assume that based on recent U.S. policy certain incentives and regulations will continue in healthcare and that the general effect will be to encourage scale and specialization. The main difference between healthcare and agriculture is that interoperability is essential for the former and will create cooperatives focused on data sharing just as in agriculture smaller providers have historically joined forces to achieve economies of scale and reduce redundant processes.
September 11th Anniversary – Triumph of American Spirit Sets Tone for Future and Upcoming National Health IT Week
The 9/11 Anniversary this year appears to be dominated by hope for the future. In this remarkable time lapse photography you can see what America can do when it puts focus into the effort. Let's mark the Anniversary of September 11th this year with inpiration and hope for what we can accomplish in healthcare. On [...]
Implementing ICD-10 is more than just IT. Medical management under ICD-10 will require a new view of clinical data and an audit trail from ICD-9 to ICD-10. An ICD-10 assessment from a knowledgeable company can help show where opportunities are for your company.
While at the WEDI conference in Austin, there has been some discussion about moving to the federally mandated ICD-10 code set not just for compliance, but for strategic advantage.
Atlanta conference February 18th will cover both the data interchange standard HIPAA X12 5010 and the companion medical claims coding standard ICD-10. Over 20 industry experts from leading health consulting and technology solutions firms will be participating.
Update on federal and state health care reform, key provisions, 60 votes secured in Senate. Cost estimates and cost savings debate, key state by state updates.
process, organizational readiness, and IT alignment with business are as important as the 4010a to 5010 gap analysis and system integration. Mike Arrigo slides
Corporations have antibodies that attempt to kill innovation. Six Sigma for example can take defects out, but it can be counter to the very culture that innovators seek. Companies need to protect ideas and insulate them from too many metrics early in the innovation cycle. Recognizing the difference between measurement and corporate self-assessment is important. [...]
While these concepts can be applied to all industries (see Harvard Business Review Blog "Lessons from GE's Approach to Personal Productivity"), the daunting complexity of moving to new health care data interchange standards such as HIPAA 5010 and medical coding standard ICD-10 suggest the traditional process owner and new social productivity concepts could converge for [...]
While brick and mortar stores like Circuit City are bankrupt, leaving hollow buildings and for lease signs in their wake, Amazon.com continues to make advances in market share. Amazon, not Best Buy realized the largest gains. Best Buy market share in fact declined in speciality electronics.Innovative software and solutions that make Amazon and other on-line [...]
Newport Beach, CA - No World Borders today announced that it has expanded its health care and process improvement practices to Latin America, with projects under way in Mexico, Puerto Rico, with teams available for new market opportunities in Panama, and Uruguay.Michael Arrigo, President & CEO of No World Borders said, "The world continues to [...]