For some healthcare CIOs, waiting to start ICD-10 planning wasn't a risk they were willing to take. But many challenges remain when it comes to implementing the new coding system and putting in place the right teams, tools, and technologies. >>>
As businesses shift employees onto high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, healthcare organizations may see a rise in bad debt. Some portion is preventable, however, by investing in eligibility verification technology and using electronic fund transfers. >>>
Providers’ goals for achieving meaningful use are at risk, in part, because of a shortage of IT techs. Now leaders are considering in-house efforts. But supply continues to trail demand. >>>
Marketing internal initiatives is not the same as external marketing. To get the benefits of strategic initiatives such as a new electronic health record system, your entire organization must be on board. Here’s how Catholic Health Initiatives is doing it. >>>
The effectiveness of proton beam therapy treatments has not been fully demonstrated, but the leaders of two healthcare powerhouses, Scripps Health and UC San Diego Medical Center, are proceeding with massive proton beam center construction projects—five miles apart. >>>
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