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NewsHealthcare providers should not be overly stressed about the new codes, which primarily are coming because the industry has asked for them.
NewsBlue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is now offering a data and analytics platform that provides a wide-ranging view of patients’ preventive, chronic and complex health needs.
NewsThe HHS Office for Civil Rights has again imposed a heavy fine and acceptance of a resolution agreement and corrective action plan following two substantial violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
NewsDe-identified electronic health records data is being used in a small Minnesota town to monitor the heart health of its population and to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
FeatureMedical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, created its own analytics and decision support department to facilitate analysis that helps clinicians and administrators.
NewsMedicare’s new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment program, covering hips and knees, starts on April 1, and it will be a new experience for most providers.
FeatureThe green light has been given to adding 3,651 ICD-10 hospital inpatient procedure codes and about 1,900 ICD-10 diagnosis codes, beginning in fiscal year 2017.
FeatureThe Triple Aim Initiative seeks to improve patient experience (quality, satisfaction); improve overall population health; and reduce costs on a per-capita basis.
FeatureGleaning any type of intelligence from massive, relentless data flow required Allina Health to make big, risky bets on IT infrastructure and analytic tools.
NewsPremier Healthcare, a multi-specialty group practice in Bloomington, Ind., on January 4 discovered that a laptop holding protected health information on nearly 206,000 individuals had been stolen.
NewsThe first full day of HIMSS16 brought a number of vendor announcements of new analytics products and services. Here is a partial snapshot.
FeatureThe effort has gained support from some of the nation’s largest developers of electronic health records systems, representing 90 percent of the health records used by U.S. hospitals.
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