Healthcare regulations and requirements are an ongoing challenge for health systems, hospitals, physicians, and clinics. Costs are increasing, systems undergo continuous change to meet regulatory requirements, staffs are overwhelmed with current workloads, and revenue is decreasing. Systems are regularly brought live using only a small percentage of the system capabilities. Faced with these challenges, organizations implement temporary workarounds to… Read more »

Healthcare regulations and requirements are an ongoing challenge for hospitals, physicians, clinics and medical systems. Costs are increasing, systems are undergoing continuous change to meet regulatory requirements, staffs are inundated with current workloads, and revenue is decreasing. Faced with these costly challenges, organizations implement temporary workarounds to support ongoing needs. Processes are developed utilizing the… Read more »

With a clinical background and more than 17 years at Cerner, Steven Neer has a wealth of Healthcare IT industry knowledge. Steven began his healthcare career as a Radiological Technologist, performing diagnostic imaging. After 3 years, Steven moved from the clinical side of healthcare to the information technology side, accepting a position with Cerner. “I… Read more »

Millions of people are using mobile wellness applications like Apple HealthKit and Fitbit to record their personal health data. And many healthcare companies are devising ways to integrate this data, called Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD), into patients’ medical records. One such organization, Validic, recently announced a partnership with Electronic Health Record vendor MEDITECH. Utilizing… Read more »

Healthcare regulations and requirements are an ongoing challenge for health systems, hospitals, physicians, and clinics. Costs are increasing, systems undergo continuous change to meet regulatory requirements, staffs are overwhelmed with current workloads, and revenue is decreasing. Systems are regularly brought live using only a small percentage of the system capabilities. Faced with these challenges, organizations implement temporary workarounds to… Read more »

The McKesson Foundation has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide care packages to Veterans undergoing cancer treatment at VA Medical Centers. The care packages, or “Comfort Kits,” will be distributed through a McKesson Foundation program called Giving Comfort.   “The McKesson Foundation is proud to partner with the Department of Veterans… Read more »

Healthcare regulations and requirements are an ongoing challenge for hospitals, physicians, clinics and medical systems. Costs are increasing, systems are undergoing continuous change to meet regulatory requirements, staffs are inundated with current workloads, and revenue is decreasing. Faced with these costly challenges, organizations implement temporary workarounds to support ongoing needs. Processes are developed utilizing the… Read more »

With over 30 years in the Healthcare IT industry, you would be hard pressed to find someone with more experience than Sheryl Easter. She has performed in a variety of roles including Practice Director, Practice Manager, Delivery Manager, Senior Consultant, Senior Financial Analyst, Supervisor, Lead Biller/Collector and, most recently, Senior Practice Director for Morgan Hunter… Read more »

Epic was ranked the most satisfactory EHR system in a survey conducted by Healthcare IT News. The survey, which polled IT managers, physicians and clinician end-users, measured EHR systems based on visual appearance, user experience, interoperability, quality of installation support, quality of ongoing support, and overall satisfaction.   Epic averaged 8.1 out of 10 for… Read more »

  When ICD-10 went live this month, it brought with it a truck load of new codes — 55,000 new codes to be exact. And while these highly-specific codes will help the medical community better classify illness and injury, some are downright strange. Check out this list of some of the more bizarre ICD-10 codes:  … Read more »