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 »

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 »

Bringing more than fifty years of healthcare industry expertise to Morgan Hunter Healthcare’s Leadership Team, the newly appointed executives will help ensure the company’s continued growth and success. OVERLAND PARK, KS – July 1, 2015 Morgan Hunter Healthcare, Inc., a national provider of healthcare consulting services for hospitals across the United States and Canada, announced… Read more »

Hillary Clinton emphasizes the importance of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Morgan Hunter Healthcare had the pleasure of being an exhibitor at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition this past week. The Keynote speaker on Wednesday evening was none other than Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the oft-rumored front-runner for the Democratic ticket in… Read more »

It certainly is not a sure thing, but healthcare IT officials are reasonably sure that there will be no additional changes to Stage 2 guidelines for Meaningful Use. The reasoning behind this opinion is that such regulatory changes would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to first post a notice of the… Read more »

With the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2, facilities must start using patient portals. Patient portals can be instrumental in ensuring accurate, quality patient care by allowing patients instant access to their medical records, but they are not without security risk. As with any system there are the possibility of security breaches, HIPAA violations and… Read more »