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August 30, 2011 / Issue 34

In This Issue

arrowCatching the wireless wave

arrowCMS pushes bundled payments

arrow61 percent of healthcare organizations increase IT head count

arrowElectronic ‘tattoo’ may herald new age of healthcare information gathering

arrowGE Healthcare launches Centricity Business 5.0

arrowMore details emerge on insurance tax credits and other reform standards

arrowEMR best practices for meaningful use

arrowAHIMA Convention & Exhibit

arrowFree Web 2.0 EHR approved for meaningful use


Featured Article

Catching the wireless wave

A Hawaiian long-term healthcare facility adds secure wireless surfing and HIPAA protection to two locations.


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White Paper

Adopting an Enterprise Imaging Strategy

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Revenue Cycle Management

CMS pushes bundled payments

Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers can now apply to participate in a new CMS program known as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Made possible by the Affordable Care Act, it will align payments for services delivered across an episode of care.

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arrow Read the Bundled Payments initiative fact sheet >>>

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White Paper

Understanding the Escalating Data Challenges of “Meaningful Use”

This white paper written by industry expert Shahid Shah addresses the challenges healthcare IT professionals face when preparing to meet Meaningful Use standards and the capabilities needed to complete a successful transition.

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IT Staffing Trends

61 percent of healthcare organizations increase IT head count

The federal incentives for using EHRs are leading healthcare IT companies to increase staffing, according to research firm Computer Economics.

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White Paper

Database Archiving and Legacy App Retirement for ARRA and Healthcare Reform

Healthcare organizations must manage exploding data volumes. Database archiving and legacy application retirement solutions can cost-effectively manage data growth, reduce costs, and meet regulatory requirements during this complex process.

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Research

Electronic ‘tattoo’ may herald new age of healthcare information gathering

Researchers have created an electronic Band-Aid-like device that acquires electrical signals from the brain and skeletal muscles and transmits the information wirelessly to a computer. In the future, patients could be monitored effortlessly outside the hospital or lab.

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White Paper

ICD-10: A Master Data Problem

Learn how a MDM approach can solve challenges associated with transitioning to ICD-10 by utilizing a single business process management layer with centralized rules, mappings, and translations that can be applied uniformly to all applications.

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Revenue Cycle Management

GE Healthcare launches Centricity Business 5.0

As healthcare organizations continue to face surging costs combined with the challenges of ICD-10 and healthcare reform, Centricity Business 5.0 aims to help them achieve greater profitability and efficiency by streamlining administrative tasks from front desk to billing office, and accelerating revenue collection from payers to providers.

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White Paper

Business Needs Drive Demand for Information Management Systems at Healthcare Provider Organizations

The challenge facing healthcare organizations is how to manage and distribute the information. This white paper describes how organizations are dealing with information and data management demands to meet decision making and compliance needs.

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Regulatory Issues

More details emerge on insurance tax credits and other reform standards

Proposed federal rules would mandate a one-stop enrollment process for public and private coverage in health insurance exchanges.

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Webinars

EMR best practices to achieve meaningful use

Offered as a 75-minute, free iQast webinar on Sept. 13 at 2:15 p.m. EDT, this Amerinet session – intended primarily for ambulatory care centers – provides healthcare facility leaders with the tools required to take action and implement an EMR system, reach compliance and reap the financial benefits and quality-of-care improvements intended by HITECH legislation.

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Events

AHIMA Convention & Exhibit

The 83rd Annual AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Oct. 1-6, Salt Lake City, will draw professionals from all areas of health informatics and information management for a week-long focus on HIM’s global transformation. Learn how to implement some of the most important changes in HIM history. Hear the latest on ARRA-HITECH, RAC, EHRs, ICD-10 and more from renowned speakers.

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EHRs

Free Web 2.0 EHR approved for meaningful use and $44,000 HITECH reimbursements

The Avazen EHR is one of the first free EHRs based on the Web 2.0 platform to be certified for meaningful use. Physicians can use any device they choose to access the system, ranging from traditional PCs to the iPad and Android-based tablets.

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