Opinion : Clinical Decision Support is not for Advertising
PracticeFusion designed rules based on patient specific clinical contexts to display advertising to care providers to attempt to influence their choices and received kickbacks

Opinion : Clinical Decision Support is not for Advertising

Practice Fusion Perverted the Intent of Key Patient Safety Measures in Clinical Decision Support in its Electronic Health Record Software According to publicly available sources on the U.S. Department of…

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ICD-10 Benefits Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases version 10 developed by the World Health Organization or WHO) code set has the potential to bring new analytical capability to pharmaceutical and medical device…

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ICD-10 impacts to providers – Scheduling : Preauthorizations and Certifications

Does your organization have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that use ICD-9 CM diagnosis or ICD-9 procedure code information? If so, those procedures and systems need to be evaluated as part of the ICD-10 Impact Assessment.

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Increasing Health Data Interoperability, BigData, Cloud, Exchange, ICD-10 Lay Foundation for Accountable Care

These are important foundations that enable ubiquitous digital health data in a standard interchange, enabling in-depth analysis and increasingly, Cloud and Software as a Service methods to deploy, store and use the information to improve healthcare. These in turn are important foundations to enable Accountable Care. ICD-10 is the new data standard that will express the condition of the patient and how providers get reimbursed.

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EMR Certification by ONC ATCB

EMR Certification (also called EHR certification) of electronic medical records or electronic health records is required for any vendor to be listed in the ONC Certified HIT Product List. We provide assistance on the certification process.

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PPACA Supreme Court Hearings Coverage in Social Media Need Holistic View

If The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is repealed it will be interesting to see if it is repealed in whole or in part. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may excise the individual mandate requiring health insurance coverage, or it could strike it down entirely.

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EHR Interoperability Standards

Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Medical Records (EMR) integration approaches depend on the strategy and priority in exchanging patient information between various healthcare applications, and the standards available:

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ICD-10 Implementation Contention – Only 55 Hospitals in the U.S. Are at Stage Seven for Electronic Health Records

ICD-10 implementations have competition for resources within hospitals. ¬†According to HIMSS Analytics,¬†Stage seven healthcare organizations support the true sharing and use of patient data that ultimately improves process performance, quality…

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ONC HIT Publishes List of Certified Inpatient EHRs

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology published the latest list of electronic health record solutions, vendors and certifying bodies. This list is for Inpatient EHR only. Many health care providers have been distracted with electronic health record implementations and meaningful use and are just starting to work through HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 issues now.

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Health Care Reform is a Journey Not an Event

The recent passage of national health care reform legislation is an important milestone in the process of moving toward providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. However, significant…

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