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10 Healthcare IT Predictions for the Next Year

Scott Mace

On patient data, EMR vendor staffing, repersonalization, videoconferencing gear, identity management, alert fatigue, patient adherence, Big Data, peer-to-peering training, and the precedence of people over technology. >>>


Editor's Picks

Damage from Healthcare Data Breaches Spreading

While the total number of healthcare data breaches dropped by a third between 2010 and 2011, the number of patients affected by having the privacy of their data compromised doubled to 10.8 million, a report says. >>>

MU Stage 2 Final Rule Elicits Few Cheers

Stakeholders may still be parsing through the 672-page rule, but while it is already garnering support among the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the reaction is more subdued among provider groups. >>>

Healthcare Business Models Clash with Reforms

While healthcare executives responding to a KPMG Healthcare survey say they expect major changes in the way healthcare is delivered and paid for in the next five years, they also indicate that the fee-for-service model is far from dead. >>>

HCA Coding Methods Invigorate Profits. This is Bad?

HCA got smart about how to better manage its emergency department and to better document the work its clinicians are doing on patients. On its face, what's wrong with that? >>>

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Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET


With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group and North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.


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News Headlines

VA, DoD to expand health information exchanges

Federal Times, August 31, 2012

EHR adoption grows as docs bid for incentives

InformationWeek, August 30, 2012

JHU to link ICU machines in safety effort

Baltimore Business Journal, August 29, 2012

ICD-10 deadline keeps momentum alive, C-suite engaged

Government Health IT, August 28, 2012

5 trends will reshape health IT in 2013

InformationWeek, August 28, 2012

Advanced EHRs vs. hospital quality of care

InformationWeek, August 24, 2012

EHR pilot seeks to standardize public health reporting

InformationWeek, August 24, 2012

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