The success of Covered California will be a barometer for the ACA nationally, and HIX officials are gearing up for a $100 million outreach and advertising campaign to find and enroll more than 2 million people.
The North Carolina State Auditor found the health department's implementation of a new Medicaid claims system, slated to go live in July, lacking in testing, verification, documentation and benchmarks.
In final medical loss ratio rules for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans, CMS offered a fairly broad set of allowable IT expenses under the category of quality improvement, with some exceptions.
A change to Medicaid regulations will allow state fraud control units use federal funding to analyze Medicaid claims data for fraud prevention and tracking, with states given some autonomy in going beyond Medicaid data sets.
In this one hour webinar, Thomson Reuters and Verisys will outline several key areas of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and screening requirements. An overview of available public records data as well as strengths and weaknesses of various datasets will be discussed. We invite an open discussion to elaborate on the efficiencies that can be seen when the correct data is applied to the compliance workflow.
IT services are easier than ever to procure and provision – leading to the rise of so-called “shadow IT” groups, where executives are bypassing IT departments and using cloud computing and their own devices to bring capabilities online quickly. In this Town Hall featuring former CIA and NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden and CSC experts, we take a close look at the business drivers behind shadow IT and how IT organizations can respond.
This white paper focuses on how an EHR-Extender (EHR-e) can help hospitals leverage data trapped in the EHR and other clinical systems to establish better care team communication. The result of contextual critical alerts and texts are improved communication and enhanced workflows which makes patients, healthcare staff, administration, and regulators happy.
Healthcare is dominated by the need for the sharing of detailed patient information as a result of today's information age. But it's also the focal point of the debate of how information is shared versus protecting the need for privacy, security and confidentiality. Data protection is paramount in today’s virtual environment and implementing a Secure Information Exchange (SIE) now will help organizations save both themselves and their patients down the road.
For more than 60 years, Blood Systems has been offering its life-giving services throughout the Western U.S. Blood Systems wanted to optimize its network for business value, migrating to the latest WAN services. Read this white paper to learn how Blood Systems increased flexibility and now support business continuity requirements so the nation’s blood supply wouldn’t be interrupted in the face of a natural disaster or pandemic.
A new era in healthcare IT has arrived! Even when physicians can’t physically be there, new advances in technology allow them to always “virtually” be on the scene to save a life - whether it’s in the middle of the night or on their day off. In this short video, you’ll watch how a cardiologist prescribes a patient the medicine he needs stat at 2 a.m. You’ll see how easily you can access clinical desktops from anywhere and access real-time info about patients as they’re getting wheeled into the ER. In addition, the video will show you how to go mobile instantly with desktops that follow users, review real-time ER caseloads and enable HD face-to-face telemedicine. Also, watch how this doctor uses voice recognition to update patient records and secure patient health information (PHI) on devices. Don’t you love living in the future?
In this Web seminar, learn firsthand from five healthcare organizations how, after integrating Perceptive Software enterprise content management (ECM) products, they are realizing cost and time-saving benefits enterprise-wide. The customer panel will share lessons learned and best practices for deploying ECM technology with their business and health information systems.
The role of IT is becoming increasingly pivotal in how healthcare organizations deliver products and services. Healthcare providers must not only achieve HIPAA compliance and meaningful use while still providing world class care and services, they must also wrestle with how to reinvent themselves in order to deliver on accountable care in the near future.
Learn how you can deliver the future of healthcare...virtually anywhere.
The HITECH Act of 2009 accelerated the adoption and deployment of EHR/EMR systems. However, along with the many benefits, this trend also introduces greater risk of privacy and security breaches. The emerging rise of cloud-based healthcare services similarly brings many benefits but reduces visibility and control over sensitive data. Addressing these challenges requires continuous monitoring across data, systems, and applications in modern healthcare networks.
Transformative changes such as healthcare reform mandates, advanced stages of meaningful use criteria and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets require healthcare providers’ IT assets to be flexible, scalable and interoperable in order to respond. Learn how user virtualization provides the ability to react quickly while improving user experience and operational efficiency.
Records of events taking place in your environment are being logged right now into event logs and Syslog files across your servers, workstations and networking devices. This log data needs to be collected, stored, analyzed and monitored to meet and report on regulatory compliance standards such as FISMA or HIPAA.
The face of healthcare is transforming at a blistering pace. Simply staying abreast of the changes is a daunting task leaving little time for the innovation necessary to stay competitive in the marketplace. The future of the medical infrastructure lies in the power of IT convergence. The converged medical infrastructure integrates servers, storage, networking, management software, services, power and cooling into one flexible, modular, standards-based platform to give you the power to handle any workload, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to futureproof your medical information with the converged medical infrastructure.
This week in Government Health IT: Reports expose state and local governments as ill-prepared, whether that be for Big Data or cyber-attacks. Also, think tanks talk patient-centered care for cost-savings.
No one is going to reach ICD-10 compliance without healthcare vendors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a list of questions that can help healthcare organizations assess vendor's capabilities: