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3 Ways Tech Can Help Hospitals Collect
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

The way Americans pay for healthcare services is changing?and as a result healthcare providers will be forced to take on new or expanded roles as benefits educators and administrators, financial counselors, creditors, and collectors. The challenges are many, but technology can help healthcare organizations with collections issues. [Read More]
September 20, 2011
Editor's Picks
HHS Grants Aim to Ease Data Sharing Among Rural Health Providers
Across a nearly 5,000 square-mile market in the center of New York State, patients travel between disparate healthcare providers. And their medical records are equally disparate. But a grant of nearly $300,000 to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY, aims to help change that. The funding is part of the more than $11.9 million awarded to rural health networks this month to support their adoption of certified electronic medical records and health IT. [Read More]

Proposed CLIA Rules Amendment Skirts Doctors
A proposed rule drafted by three federal agencies would allow patients to receive their test results directly from labs?with no doctor playing middleman. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, would amend the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations and HIPAA privacy regulations and is part of a larger effort to strengthen patients' rights to access their own medical records. [Read More]

America's Next Top HIE Model...
There are three different models for health information exchanges, with each varying according to how the patient?s data is stored and accessed by participants. Randy McCleese, FHIMSS, CHCIO, vice president of information systems and CIO at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, KY, offers this summary of the three types in use across the country. [Read More]

Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date: September 22, 2011
More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in the current healthcare climate. Without it, future success will be impossible. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. In this 90-minute Webcast, learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
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Tech Headlines
HIPAA pain: How to cope
InformationWeek, September 20, 2011

Getting lab results directly to patients
The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2011

Criminal charges possible for HI cop in Facebook HIPAA scandal
KITV News, September 19, 2011

Health Affairs: Real benefit will come later for meaningful use, CPOE
CMIO, September 16, 2011

EHR incentive program ramps up to 90K providers
Government Health IT, September 16, 2011

Clinic says ND Blues violate HIPAA law, September 19, 2011

Journalism groups defy Obama administration, publish doctor database
Post-Dispatch, September 19, 2011

Getting lab results directly to patients
The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2011

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes


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