Large health systems may be way ahead of the HHS on mobile device security, but as more and more health organizations see increased mobile use, they should know what they're getting into, the agency says.
In this stylish music video, Dr. HITECH (aka Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA of the the American College of Medical Informatimusicology) breaks down how eligible providers get their incentive Benjamins (read: funds) from CMS through meaningful use of EHRs. Directed by Ishu Krishna. Originally posted on YouTube on March 11, 2011. Source: The American College of Medical Informatimusicology http://www.ACMImimi.org
The Office of Civil Rights posted a 'right to access memorandum' that patients can print, carry with them to doctor visits, and present as evidence that they are legally entitled to access medical records.
Orion Health vice president BG Jones foreshadows the presentation he'll deliver at the upcoming Government Health IT show, focusing on lessons learned at Maine's HealthInfoNet and how those apply to other HIEs.
Two programs aimed at helping civilian health care providers better understand military culture and embedding a mental health provider directly into a National Guard unit earned TriWest Healthcare Alliance nominations as 2012 URAC Best Practices Award finalists.
Fraud, waste and abuse cost the Medicare program $48 billion in 2010, affecting one in 10 claims, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). It comes in many forms, but has one thing in common: We all pay for it through higher costs. That’s a powerful reason why everyone should help identify, report and prevent fraud.
Impending reimbursement reductions and uncertainty around the potential impact of health reform could be leading to more conservative hospital capital budget expenditures, according to a survey published in the Premier healthcare alliance's spring 2012 Economic Outlook.
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The advocacy group Health Care for America Now has had a loud voice in the healthcare reform debate over the past three years. The company started a Tumblr blog titled "We are the 99 percent," where followers submit photos of themselves holding a sheet of paper, with a message as to why they choose to occupy Wall Street. The site states: "We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution." The list goes on.