Profile of Neil Versel
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Neil Versel is a journalist specializing in health IT, mobile health, patient safety, quality of care & the business of healthcare. He’s also a board member of @HealtheVillages.
Articles by Neil Versel
posted in February 2012
Physicians and institutions must accept new reimbursement models and greater patient control, says healthcare CEO at HIMSS.
Stage 2 Meaningful Use electronic health records incentive program would let providers also get credit toward Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting System.
Proposed Stage 2 Meaningful Use rules regarding electronic health records will be finalized by midyear and take effect in 2012.
Hospital CIOs say their biggest concern is lack of qualified health IT professionals, not a lack of funding, HIMSS survey reveals.
Government's Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements may get less stringent, based on lower than expected Stage 1 adoption, forecasts health IT group's CEO.
New medical coding scheme ranks above electronic health records, health reform in minds of doctors and practice managers, survey says.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responds to increasing pressure from AMA and others to reduce regulatory 'burden' from the new medical billing coding system.
Bill Track 50 monitors all bills, including healthcare-related legislation--on ICD-10, health informative exchanges, and the like--for each state. One use: Search for and compare similar proposals.
Healthcare technology can help accountable care organizations achieve better care, improved population health, and lower costs, says report from eHealth Initiative.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is using natural language processing and interoperability to achieve accountable care.
Northwestern Veterans Affairs network deploys videoconferencing, remote monitors to care for far-flung wounded warriors, extend reach of specialists.
Hospitals still ran on mainframes when Rick Schooler, named CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS, started in healthcare. Now, business analytics and rich data are keys to healthcare transformation, he says.
SimView captures video, audio, data logs, and simulated patient responses for live observation or retroactive review of medical simulations.
Surescripts research tracks higher Rx fill rates, better patient medication adherence with electronic prescriptions.
American Health Information Management Association says AMA sends the wrong message in calling for halt to the new billing code implementation.