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Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 JUNE 7, 2011 / Issue 22
Featured Article
Empowering the new healthcare ecosystem

The new era of health IT reflects a systems-thinking view of an industry where the walls separating stakeholders are steadily crumbling; where new business models of co-existence and co-development are rapidly becoming the norm. Convergence will be king.
By Pradep Nair, senior vice president, healthcare, HCL Technologies

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Featured Event
Accountable Care Organizations

If you are a senior level executive hoping to implement an ACO at your facility, you need to be at this event! Attendance is limited. Register today for this unique networking and informational opportunity to develop tools and maximize the potential of your ACO. Call today! (312) 780-0700 Ext. 211


Claims and Coding
Top five things providers need to know for the ICD-10 transition

ICD-10 is on the short list of things keeping hospital executives up at night. From 17,000 codes under ICD-9 to 155,000 under the new regulation, ICD-10 takes coding and reimbursement to a whole new level – and will exponentially impact the financial health of every hospital.
By Mark Morsch, vice president of technology, A-Life Medical

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EHRs
CMS announces financial resources to help providers use health IT systems

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced two steps that will help modernize America’s healthcare delivery system by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to adopt and meaningfully use health information technology. 1) On May 19, 2011, the Medicare EHR incentive program issued the first round of payments totaling $75 million to providers who signed up in the first two weeks of the program. 2) Medicaid EHR incentive programs are being implemented on a state-by-state basis. Since January 2011, 15 states have initiated their Medicaid EHR incentive programs. To date, incentive payments of more than $83 million have been made to qualified Medicaid providers.

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Latest Industry News
Right Networks teams with PhoneFactor to authenticate customer access to cloud applications and data

Sonoma Valley Hospital to implement ProVation Order Sets

HHS announces proposed changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

athenahealth begins collecting EHR ‘Meaningful Use’ dollars for physicians

CHIME CHCIO Program Celebrates Milestone

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