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November 22, 2011 / Issue 46

In This Issue

arrowMeasuring up: Best practices for computer-assisted coding

arrowVeterans to create world's largest medical database

arrowWhat Supreme Court ruling could mean for healthcare

arrowLegal questions and answers that will decide the health law's fate

arrowCMS offers 90 enforcement-free days for HIPAA 5010

arrowHHS launches app challenge to better community health

arrowStates, healthcare companies offer EHR, HIE standards

arrowHospitals offering complementary medical therapies

arrowPatient-friendly MRI hits the road


Video

CPOE: A physician’s personal story

Successful CPOE adoption is critical for meaningful use. How do you get your physicians on board? View this video to hear from one physician who went from doubter to believer, working with Healthcare Management Systems. Contact HMS directly at 1-800-383-3317 for more information, or visit us at hmstn.com.

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Featured Article

Measuring up: Best practices for computer-assisted coding

You will need to arm yourself with lots of data to show how CAC is really impacting the hospital.

By Mark Morsch, VP of technology, OptumInsight (previously Ingenix)

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White Paper

8 Reasons Why Texting Is Bad for Hospital Communications

                

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Data Mining

Veterans to create world's largest medical database

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been keeping computerized medical records for more than two decades. This puts the VA way ahead of the curve, compared with most hospitals and doctors' offices. The VA is now turning that information into a gold mine for medical research.

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Big Picture

What Supreme Court ruling could mean for healthcare

The Supreme Court agreed on Oct.14 to decide the fate of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in the coming year, charting a course that will have an impact on the 2012 election campaign, the law, the healthcare industry and the states.

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Big Picture

Legal questions and answers that will decide the health law's fate

Kaiser Health News has put together a simple and effective diagram to help see how the sweeping health law's implementation could proceed – or not.

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Regulatory Issues

CMS offers 90 enforcement-free days for HIPAA 5010

It’s not entirely surprising that CMS has instituted a 90-day grace period for HIPAA 5010. To be clear: The compliance date remains January 1, 2012, but the agency said it will not “initiate enforcement action” on that compliance before March 31, 2012.

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Mobile Apps

HHS launches app challenge to better community health

HHS and ONC are challenging teams of developers and health professionals to co-design applications that use data from the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) in meaningful ways to make the information customizable and easy to use. The indicators will be used by policymakers and health professionals to track progress in local communities as they work toward meeting national health goals.

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HIEs

States, healthcare companies offer EHR, HIE standards

States and vendors in the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup have issued specifications to allow multiple electronic health record systems and exchanges to connect.

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Revenue Generation

Hospitals offering complementary medical therapies

As hospitals elbow each other to attract patients, increasingly they're hoping to tap into Americans' interest in – and willingness to spend money on – complementary and alternative medical therapies such as acupuncture and massage.

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Radiology

Patient-friendly MRI hits the road

GE Healthcare’s Extremely Surprising Tour is taking a specially designed vehicle outfitted with a mockup of the Optima MR430s to hospitals, imaging centers and the public to experience how the compact unit delivers precise imaging of targeted anatomy. Starting in the Northeast, the van is traveling across the country for five months, stopping in Chicago at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In 2012, the tour is expected to link up with key PGA events sponsored by GE, giving visitors a chance to see a more comfortable approach to MRI.

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