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December 20, 2011 / Issue 50

In This Issue

arrowThe HIPAA 5010 transition: What it means for you and your practice

arrowAffordable Care Act helps 32 health systems improve care for patients, saving up to $1.1 billion

arrow7 healthcare predictions for 2012

arrowHIMSS Analytics honors Florida hospital with Stage 7 Award

arrowSurprise: Healthcare law will let states tailor benefits

arrowPhoneFactor announces smarter authentication app

arrowClinical images and reports now available on mobile devices

arrowUpToDate releases evidence-based clinical knowledge app

arrowHome health advocates push remote monitoring in Medicare

arrowGE Healthcare invests $800 million in low-dose technologies


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

The HIPAA 5010 transition: What it means for you and your practice

The 5010 and D.0 transition will be a key indicator of how the ICD-10 transition will go.

By Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S. Health & Life Sciences Industry, HP Enterprise Services

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ACOs

Affordable Care Act helps 32 health systems improve care for patients, saving up to $1.1 billion

Thirty-two leading healthcare organizations from across the country will participate in a new Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) initiative made possible by the Affordable Care Act, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday. The Pioneer ACO initiative will encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other caregivers to provide better, more coordinated care for people with Medicare and could save up to $1.1 billion over five years. Includes Pioneer ACO Model fact sheet.

arrow Read the HHS announcement >>>

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Big Picture

7 healthcare predictions for 2012

EHR specialist Practice Fusion asked seven health and technology experts to share their thoughts on what the next year has in store for healthcare. See if their predictions match yours.

arrow Read the forecasts >>>

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EMRs

HIMSS Analytics honors Florida hospital with Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics recently announced that Florida Hospital Flagler, an Adventist Health System facility, has received its Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.

arrow Read about the award >>>

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Affordable Care Act

Surprise: Healthcare law will let states tailor benefits

In a major surprise on the politically charged new healthcare law, the Obama administration said last Friday that it would not define a single uniform set of “essential health benefits” that must be provided by insurers for tens of millions of Americans. Instead, it will allow each state to specify the benefits within broad categories.

arrow Read the NY Times article >>>

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Security

PhoneFactor announces smarter authentication app

While most mobile authentication apps output a one-time passcode (just replicating the functionality of a hardware token), the PhoneFactor App for iPhones and iPads takes a unique approach. An Android version is in the works.

arrow Read about the new PhoneFactor app >>>

arrow Watch a video about this solution >>>

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Radiology

Clinical images and reports now available on mobile devices

Siemens Healthcare has launched five new mobile solutions that help provide imaging specialists and referring physicians with secure access to diagnostic images and reports, both inside and outside the hospital.

arrow Read about Siemens’ on-the-go offerings >>>

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Decision Support

UpToDate releases evidence-based clinical knowledge app

UpToDate MobileComplete from UpToDate, a Wolters Kluwer Health company, provides clinicians with access to evidence-based, practical recommendations whenever, wherever.


arrow Find out more about UpToDate mobile solutions >>>

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Remote Monitoring

Home health advocates push remote monitoring in Medicare

Home care technology can play a critical role in keeping patients out of hospitals and at home, but many providers believe new policies should be used to encourage its adoption.

arrow Read the KHN article >>>

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Radiology

GE Healthcare invests $800 million in low-dose technologies

GE Healthcare announced an additional $300 million investment in low-dose technologies and unveiled an array of radiation-dose management solutions recently at RSNA 2011. Representing more than $800 million of investment over 15 years, the innovative technologies aim to redefine “low dose” with novel dose-reporting solutions, unique image reconstruction techniques, far-reaching Dose Check upgrades, free iPad apps and more.

arrow Read the GE update >>>

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