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Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 JULY 12, 2011 / Issue 27
Featured Article
Medical credentialing: More to good health than meets
the eye

Complex and evolving regulatory reform renews the importance of automated solutions.
By Matthew Haddad, president and CEO, Medversant Technologies

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Smartphones
Test Your Knowledge of Smartphones in Healthcare – Win an iPad

As we all know, smartphones are a hot topic in healthcare these days. Physicians, nurses, and administrators are passionate about these devices and now request all communications, including code calls, to be sent to their smartphones. Test your knowledge of smartphone capabilities in healthcare for a chance at an iPad.

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HHS
Affordable Care Act cuts healthcare red tape, saves $12 billion

June 30, 2011 marked the day that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took the first steps to implement an Affordable Care Act provision that cuts red tape in the healthcare system and aims to save an estimated $12 billion over the next 10 years. The savings come from improved use of electronic standards that will help eliminate inefficient manual processes and reduce costs.

arrow Read about HHS’ expectations

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


Publications
Updated guide to meaningful use

The third edition of “The Incentive Roadmap” expands and updates critical information for medical practices seeking ARRA incentives. Author Jim Tate is a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR incentive program, certified technology and meaningful-use objectives.

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Featured White Paper
EHR Data Migration for Successful Application Implementations

This online guide provides a variety of printable and multimedia resources demonstrating why data migration is key to overcoming the data challenges and increasing the success of electronic medical record implementations.

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ACOs
HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association comments on ACO NPRM

The comments on the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Shared Savings Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) focus on the health IT aspects of the proposed rule, as well as aspects of the proposed rule that would benefit from more health IT utilization.

arrow Read the comments letter

Workforce
New program links wounded vets with healthcare jobs

A new program called Hero Health Hire is the healthcare industry's commitment to make jobs available to some of the 10,000 wounded warriors who transition each month from the military into the workforce.

arrow Read the Department of Defense article

Patient Care
Trend of patients billing doctors for being late is catching on

After waiting nearly two hours in her doctor’s office, Elaine Farstad, an IT specialist at Boeing in Everett, Wash., billed her doctor for her wasted time. Other patients are following suit.

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Latest Industry News
Lockheed Martin awards five health informatics scholarships to Johns Hopkins University students

Infor and Golden Gate Capital complete acquisition of Lawson Software

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selects Northrop Grumman in support of National Fraud Prevention Program

3M launches web-based ICD-10 training

athenahealth closes on purchase of Northport, Maine facility

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