The Affordable Care Act, along with factors such as rising healthcare costs and an increase in chronic conditions among Americans, haven't just impacted the patient care model -- they've also impacted patient collections.
Bringing together information from all U.S. hospitals, a new data set suggests that electronic health records can, in fact, have a measurable and positive impact on clinical outcomes of risk-adjusted mortality rates.
Work on the integrated electronic health record is at something of an impasse. Here's a look how DoD is seeking comprehensive systems that provide a holistic view of an individual from the moment they enter military service through to veteran status. Will it work?
Because HHS Office for Civil Rights shaped phase 2 audits on phase 1, healthcare organizations should expect the coming round to specifically target HITECH provisions that were high sources of compliance failures. In other words: Get ready.
CMS is investing heavily in state-led redesigns of Medicaid delivery and payment policies, indeed banking on them. But there are still large needs that need to be filled for meaningful, sustained transformation.