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Can the Outsourced Coding Market Accommodate Providers’ Growing Demands?

Sixty-six percent of providers surveyed reported plans to keep or expand their current outsourced coding contract, yet many firms are struggling with scalability and quality in the current market. This according to the latest KLAS report Outsourced Coding 2014: Do You Have Enough Resources for the ICD-10 Transition? Providers are turning to outsourced coding firms […]

Norwegian teaching hospital uses Power BI for insights on care and cure

About five years ago, on one of my business trips to Europe, I had an opportunity to visit Oslo University Hospital in Norway. At that time, the hospital was nearing completion of an entirely new building. The doors to the new hospital were already open...(read more)

Google Glass - the Details

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with stealthy start up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past 4 months on pilots that I believe will improve the...Show More Summary

This Really Is Getting Sillier And Sillier! What Is It The Government Is Trying to Hide?

This appeared a few days ago. “No public interest” in PCEHR review releasenews The Department of Health has stated it does not believe there is a public interest case for the Federal Government’s review of the troubled Personally Controlled...Show More Summary

NEHTA and DoH Break Cover Re CDA Security Issues In EHRs and The PCEHR..

Read all about it here: Enjoy! David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Park Rx: Using Technology to connect us to Nature

You may have heard of e-prescribing, the electronic generation and transmission of medical prescriptions, but have you heard of Park Prescription (Park Rx)? Park Rx is a public health initiative propelling healthy communities, and it’s worthy of the spotlight. Show More Summary

ONC Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Enhancements – Capability Tag

The ONC Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) has undergone some significant changes over the past few years and we continue to make important upgrades to make it more responsive to the needs of the community. Last fall, we added advanced...Show More Summary

Again We Seem To Be Seeing Implementation Issues In A Major Hospital System. It Just Seems To Keep Happening.

This appeared a few days ago.Hospital in chaos over new booking systemDate April 1, 2014 Julia MedewHealth EditorEXCLUSIVEStaff at one of Melbourne's largest hospital networks say a new computerised booking system has wreaked havoc over...Show More Summary

Grahame Grieve Provides Analysis Of The PCEHR and More General Security Issues.

For those who need to look closely at the details and possible risks. Go here: Further Analysis of CDA vulnerabilities Posted on April 8, 2014 by Grahame Grieve This is a follow up to my previous post about the CDA associated vulnerabilities,...Show More Summary

Free Research: Migration to Clinician Network Mgmt

Last summer we published another edition of our popular Health Information Exchange (HIE) Market Trends Report. Over the years, this report has for many, become the “authoritative source of information on the HIE Market.” That’s not me talking, that is … Continue reading ?

Dutch hospital monitors hygiene compliance with Windows 8 app

I’ll admit I’m a little partial to the Dutch. My father-in-law, now deceased, was a Dutchman. Hence we spend a lot of time in my family feeling a special bond with the Netherlands. I’ve also had the opportunity to visit Holland several times over the...(read more)

DoH and NEHTA Are Working To Fix PCEHR Security Issues.

No names and no pack drill but 3 facts regarding the PCEHR are now clear. 1. There is a security issue with the PCEHR. 2. NEHTA, Accenture and DoH are aware and are working to see how they can fix it. 3. As of now the problem is not solved. David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 7th April, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

Citrus Valley Health Partners among first to attest on transition of care using Allscripts population health management solutions

Allscripts was informed that one of its key clients, Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP), has met the 2014 Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement for electronic transitions of care. CVHP informed Allscripts that it had transmitted the requisite minimum 10 percent of discharge documentation between disparate electronic health record acute and ambulatory systems. “We see it […]

HIMSS Analytics Honors 21 University of Iowa Health Care Clinics With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized 21 University of Iowa Health Care clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents University of Iowa Health Care’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory […]

It Appears There Are Some Significant Security Issues With The PCEHR. I Wonder When There Will Be An Official Comment?

The following appeared in the last day or so.Security vulnerabilities in C-CDA Display using CDA.xslApr04Joshua Mandel Blog C-CDA, EHR, interoperability, security, standards TL;DR: If you’re using XSLT stylesheets to render C-CDAs in your EHR, make sure you understand the security implications. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 212 – Results – 6th April, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Does The Current Government Have A Plan To Deliver An E-Health Framework Over The Next Few Years That Will Improve The Efficiency, Quality and Safety Of The Health System?For Sure 0% (0) Probably 1% (1) Neutral...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 5th April, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

The RAND Corporation Reviews Health IT Studies For ONC. A Very Important Study Indeed.

This appeared during the last few weeks. Health IT Literature Review Report and Interactive Data Visualization on the Health IT Dashboard! ONC recently updated its Health IT Dashboard with the results ofShow More Summary

Building Unity Farm - The Farm Journal begins

This month marks the two year anniversary of our move to Unity Farm. We planned the farm with the desire to be as self sufficient as possible. Kathy closed her art gallery and now works on the farm full time.In the past two years, we have installed a poultry yard, created paddocks for the animals, and removed 2 acres of trees to plant the orchard. Show More Summary

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