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Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 JUNE 28, 2011 / Issue 25
Featured Article
The 7 biggest ICD-10 challenges for payers

2013 is right around the corner. Are you ready for the biggest coding challenge of your life?
By Steve Sabino, president, DST Health Solutions

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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


EHRs
Google Health dies

Google announced last Friday on an official company blog that it was ending its Google Health personal health record platform because it could not scale user adoption to expectations. Current users have until January 1, 2013 to transfer their health-related information from the service.

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Featured White Paper
The 2011 HIMSS Analytics Guide to Evaluating Mobile Cart Technology
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ANI Update
Learn about cost-saving budget strategies

One to 3 percent of every hospital operating budget is waste, Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), told attendees of HFMA's ANI: The Healthcare Finance Conference on Sunday evening – and CFOs should be leading their organizations in efforts to eliminate defects and inefficiencies.

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ANI Update
How an incentive plan can improve revenue staff performance

An incentive plan that awards revenue cycle employees a monthly bonus of at least 10 percent of their salaries for meeting predetermined goals for collections and customer satisfaction is increasing point-of-service collections at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals.

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HBEs
NASCIO issues IT guidance on health benefit exchanges

While states continue to face unprecedented fiscal challenges, federal funding has incentivized states to move forward on building an online insurance market for constituents. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has release a publication called “On the Fence: IT Implications of the Health Benefit Exchanges.” The complimentary paper describes the unique opportunity for states to either develop and run their own exchanges or default to the federal government to establish and operate the exchanges.

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Wireless Monitoring
Advanced wireless telemetry monitoring installed at Southeast Alabama Medical Center

SAMC recently replaced its legacy telemetry transmitters with the Dräger Infinity M300 patient-worn monitor that provides the performance characteristics of a full-size patient monitor with the freedom of a wireless connection. The med center has acquired 200 of these wireless devices, making it the largest installation of M300 monitors worldwide.

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Collaborative Health Management
MEDecision to support the shift to preventative care for 4.8 million members

Highmark Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, has selected MEDecision's collaborative health management solutions to support the care management of its almost 5 million members. The new platform will help the health plan accelerate the shift to a focus on preventative care, scale to significant growth, optimize member and provider satisfaction and enable compliance with HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 mandates.

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Latest Industry News
Tampa Bay Endoscopy Center selects ProVation medical software for procedure documentation and coding

McKesson to Acquire Portico Systems

Northrop Grumman passes second milestone in support of EHR incentive program

McGraw-Hill aligns with Greenway to deliver national EHR curriculum

Hardin Memorial Hospital to implement ProVation Order Sets

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