12 Expert Health IT Predictions For 2013
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
5 Healthcare IT Resolutions For 2013
CPOE and clinical decision support won't help you get in shape or spend more time with the family, but they should be among your New Year's priorities.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds'
Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.
Health IT Infrastructure Often Comes Second
CDW Healthcare report shows that caregivers value their electronic tools, but many gripe about network speed. At many hospitals, EHRs come first and infrastructure improvements follow.
How To Achieve Better Patient Engagement
Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposals raise the bar for online patient engagement, highlighting how important it is for healthcare providers to communicate with patients and give them access to their information.
Top Considerations For Cloud EHR Buyers
Cloud computing offers a speed ramp into the electronic health record highway. But don't overlook critical questions about security, performance, say legal experts at HIMSS.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
What To See At HIMSS12
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
ICD-10 Conversion: Do Or Die
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.