CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has announced that the ICD-10 deadline will not be delayed, but she is offering relief to providers, payers, and health information technology vendors struggling to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. >>>
Despite its sophistication in healthcare IT, the CIO of Intermountain Healthcare says the organization is unready and will forgo incentive payments and trigger penalties. Federal officials acknowledge that many health systems take issue with the meaningful use deadlines. >>>
By strategically investing in EHR, creating a financial plan around taking risk, and establishing both a physician leadership institute and a business unit for innovation, an independent Pennsylvania health system shores up its finances for whatever the future may hold. >>>
Although 29% of all U.S. hospitalizations in 2011 included a surgical procedure, hospitalizations that involved surgery accounted for nearly half of all hospital costs, says a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. >>>
A greater willingness by hospitals to not schedule early elective deliveries without documented medical necessity is a major reason for the drop cited in The Leapfrog Group's latest survey findings. >>>
Some retailers, reasoning that they are "smart about efficiency and productivity and standardization and using digital technology and getting closer to the customers, believe that they can… really change the way that care is delivered and paid for in this country," says one analyst. >>>
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