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Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 August 9, 2011 / Issue 31

In This Issue

arrowEase the burden of
e-patient records
arrowHealthcare is becoming the fastest-growing vertical in IT
arrowMedicare data shows gap in hospital performance, perception arrowExtra Medicare funding for Massachusetts hospitals
garners harsh criticism
arrowCHIME seeks adjustments in requirements in proposed rule on accounting for disclosures arrowUnlocking affordable care by aligning products,
care models and reimbursement through network design
arrowKaiser Permanente launches mobile app to make finding care facilities easy and convenient arrowGE launches Centricity Practice Solution 10

 

Featured Article

Ease the burden of e-patient records

Using managed print services is proven to lighten the load of IT and advance end-to-end interoperability for electronic records management for hospitals.

By Joseph J. Flynn, president and chief executive officer, Auxilio

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ACO

ACO Conference Sept. 15-16, 2011

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!

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Trends

Healthcare is becoming the
fastest-growing vertical in IT

With cloud computing being adopted by hospitals at a fast pace and wireless spending growing, healthcare IT will experience the fastest growth among U.S. vertical industries, according to a report by In-Stat. IT spending in healthcare will grow 29 percent from 2010 to 2015, the company reports.

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ICA White Paper

The Importance of
Patient Engagement in a
Successful HIE

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Trends

Medicare data shows gap in
hospital performance, perception

More than 120 hospitals given top marks by patients for providing excellent care also have a darker distinction: high death rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, a USA TODAY analysis of new Medicare data has found.

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Medicare

Extra Medicare funding for Massachusetts hospitals
garners harsh criticism

The news that Massachusetts hospitals will get an extra $275 million from Medicare while 41 states lose money has ruffled some feathers – and not just in board rooms of out-of-state hospitals.

arrow Read the Boston Globe article >>>

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Policy

CHIME seeks adjustments in requirements in proposed rule on accounting for disclosures

Proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establish standards that would be difficult for providers to meet and should be scaled back, according to comments filed by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

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White Paper

Unlocking affordable care by
aligning products, care models and reimbursement through network design

Integrated provider management (IPM) specialist Portico Systems presents its case to health plans for automating network rollout, maintenance, reimbursement and performance management in scalable pilot programs.

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Mobile

Kaiser Permanente launches
mobile app to make finding
care facilities easy and convenient

Kaiser Permanente's first mobile application, KP Locator, is just one element of the organization’s growing mobile strategy, which also includes the optimization of My Health Manager, an integrated personal health record, for mobile devices later this year.

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Practice Management

GE launches
Centricity Practice Solution 10

The fully integrated EMR and practice management (PM) system for physician practices features embedded reports that providers can use to track their progress toward achieving federal benchmarks for meaningful-use incentive payments.

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