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Regulatory

As Tax Reform Looms, Hospitals Defend U.S. Exemptions

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

As the Republican-led Congress moves from its failed health reform effort to an attempt to restructure the U.S. tax code, the nation’s hospital industry is out with a new report defending its federal tax exemption. The American Hospital Association says […]


Opinions

If you miss this Medicare deadline, it could hurt your health

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC

It’s likely you’ve started hearing chatter about Medicare’s open enrollment period, which begins Sunday and runs through early December. If you’re like many older Americans, the question is whether you need to do anything. Put simply, it depends. “A lot […]


Data Security, Information Management

How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient info

October 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds of thousands of computers and systems have been brought down by ransomware, and this trend is poised to continue. Cyberattacks like WannaCry […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient engagement a surprise benefit of tablet-based registration

October 5, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Patients arriving for appointments at Academic Allergy and Asthma Center of South Florida typically received a clipboard full of paperwork to fill out, a repetitive and duplicative practice common at most physician practices. But this past June, the practice became […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

September 28, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. The concept of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, has gained […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey: Patients want financial info before treatment

September 21, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Facilities may need to take a second look at their policies on patient payment. Here’s why: According to a new survey, there’s a significant gap between what patients want regarding payment and financial options for their treatment, and what hospitals […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]


Regulatory

House committee passes bill to build telehealth coverage into Medicare Advantage plans

September 14, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A bipartisan bill that would make telehealth services a core benefit in Medicare Advantage plans drew broad support from lawmakers on its way to unanimously passing through the House Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 3727 (PDF), introduced by four […]


Regulatory

Postcard from the Hill: Senators shelve histrionics in search of Obamacare fix

September 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

After a summer of flame-throwing over the Affordable Care Act’s repeal, Republicans and Democrats are now engaged in a serious collaborative effort to find a legislative solution that would ward off predicted premium rate hikes this year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, […]


Regulatory

Keys to making impactful capital investments for your hospital

September 12, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

In today’s healthcare landscape, it’s imperative capital decision makers are able to point toward clinically proven results to justify crucial purchases for their hospitals. In this guest post, Dr. Linda Greer, medical director at a breast health and research center, […]


Regulatory

FDA begins filling positions for its new digital health unit

September 11, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Food and Drug Administration has officially kicked off a hiring process to fill more than a dozen positions within agency’s new digital health unit. Bakul Patel, the associate director for digital health at the FDA’s Center for Devices and […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Survey: Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

September 11, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Ninety-nine percent of hospitals across the country now use electronic health record systems (EHRs), compared to about 31 percent in 2003. Computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems with clinical decision support are used by 96 percent of hospitals, according to the ASHP […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

For low-income drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start

September 8, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, Calif. — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program. Johnson, who has two […]


Data Security, Information Management

Alaska DHSS facing potential breach after two Trojan malware attacks

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Two computers of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services were hit by malware attacks, which potentially breached the records of some of its patients. A Trojan horse virus was found on the two computers on July 5 and […]


Regulatory

3 Ways To Stop Hospitals From Overcharging Patients

September 7, 2017

Via: Forbes

Part one of this story, “3 Ways Hospitals Overcharge You,” focused on a trio of hospital billing practices that can leave patients befuddled and their pocketbooks empty. They include the enigmatic “chargemaster,” creative upcoding techniques and pernicious “out-of-network” fees. Today’s […]