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EHR in the Cloud Portends Big Shift in HIT

Scott Mace

An electronic health record system provider is offering to equip small physicians practices with cloud-based software on a shoestring. The move is making high-end EHRs that cost tens of millions of dollars to get up and running look like dinosaurs, at least at small health systems. >>>


Editor's Picks

OIG to Investigate HIX Flaws in 2014

The federal government's latest efforts to identify and correct fraud, waste, and abuse within federally funded healthcare programs are outlined in the 2014 work plan issued by the Office of Inspector General. >>>

4 Ways to Thrive in the New Payment Environment

Reduced reimbursements are the most-cited threat to healthcare organizations, but strategic leaders can find ways to mitigate the potential harm by shoring up collections and getting serious about analytics. >>>

AHA's Advocate for Rural Health Names Top Concerns

The new head of the AHA's governing council representing small or rural hospitals discusses his most pressing challenges: addressing the shortage of health professionals, advancing population health, and preserving the critical access hospital designation. >>>

ICU Infection Prevention Practices Lax

Better adherence and development of infection control protocols in intensive care units would significantly reduce hospital-acquired infections, which result in $33 billion in additional costs to the healthcare system each year, researchers say. >>>

Don't Overlook Coding Opportunities For Routine Services

Revenue typically is lost because providers do not have controls in place to ensure complete billing for every patient encounter. Charging fully for all services can significantly increase a practice's revenue. >>>

Physician Recruitment Strategies Get More Personal

At Baystate Health, the largest system in western Massachusetts, marketers identify the greatest attribute the organization has to offer physicians and build a campaign around it employing consistency, automation, and tracking. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Physician-Led Population Health Programs—New Skills for Success

Date: February 24, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join clinical improvement experts as they define new expectations for population health management and outline the leadership skills necessary for physicians to direct a successful program. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

Obama says extent of healthcare website flaws unexpected

Bloomberg, February 4, 2014

Healthcare's slack security costs $1.6B

Healthcare IT News, February 4, 2014

Patients may now get lab results without a doctor's help

USA Today, February 4, 2014 can't handle appeals of enrollment errors

The Washington Post, February 3, 2014

Maryland may be the model for curbing hospital costs

USA Today, February 3, 2014

Rural GA feels sticker shock on federal health-insurance site

The Columbian / Kaiser Health News, February 3, 2014

Patients may have to compete with computers for doctors' attention

U.S. News & World Report, January 31, 2014

CCHIT drops EHR certification, will offer advisory services

Health Data Management, January 30, 2014

Report: Wikipedia the top source of healthcare info for doctors, patients

CBS Connecticut, January 30, 2014

Ex-Microsoft exec brings lists and whiteboard to overhaul of Obamacare website

Kaiser Health News / Wired, January 29, 2014

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Geisinger: Care Coordination & Population Health

Date: March 27, 2014 | 12:00–3:00PM ET Find out how the leaders of Geisinger Health System drove down costs in the care continuum by leveraging the power of their ProvenHealth Navigator model, a system that combines evidence-based best practices, electronic health records, and quality and accountability metrics to standardize care processes. Register Today >>>

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>


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