Healthcare IT News' top 10 list of the largest healthcare data breaches of 2012 should send a blaring message: Healthcare organizations are not taking the steps necessary to protect patients' personal health information.
A conversation about biomedical informatics research with Brian Athey, from the University of Michigan Medical School’s National Center for Integrative Bio Informatics, which is merging into the international bioinformatics warehouse tranSMART.
Shortly after the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended that the United States adopt ICD-10, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) assembled a session on the code scheme for its annual conference. The last-minute addition was so late, in fact, that the MGMA did not have time to include it on the printed agenda, and the only available time slot was 7 a.m.
President Barack Obama recently announced new initiatives recommended by the White House Rural Council for creating jobs and increasing access to healthcare technology in rural America. As part of this plan, loans from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be available to help more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) recruit additional staff and purchase software and hardware needed to implement health technology. Craneware, Inc., the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, has also recognized the specific challenges that rural healthcare providers face in the current economy, and as such, today announced a new revenue integrity solution specifically designed and priced to help CAH facilities use technology to optimize legitimate reimbursement, minimize compliance risk and increase operational efficiency.