The same software commonly used in academic settings has potential to clear up much of the confusion around upcoding, cutting and pasting of medical records, and the fraud and abuse concerns the practice has triggered.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced a new challenge to create a mobile app to help consumers reduce their risk for heart disease by controlling their blood pressure and managing their cholesterol.
In the final episode of his six-part series on bolstering public health with big data, Roger Foster looks toward big data's promise of preventing health conditions, and outlines some of the challenges, notably the need for data scientists.
In part 5 of our ongoing series about big data and public health, Roger Foster discusses the ways the healthcare industry can reap better provider performance, reduced errors, and care coordination from big data.
In part 4 of his ongoing series, Roger Foster presents 3 tactics for leveraging big data to cut the administrative inefficiencies estimated to cost the U.S. healthcare industry as much as $150 billion every year.
HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, finds that the next wave of growth for health plans will come from states looking to them for experience with coordinated care for high-cost dual eligibles, according to the recently published National MCO Analyzer: Medicaid report. Dual-eligibles are high-cost patients who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare benefits. The report finds that, 38 states are currently preparing dual-eligible coordination programs to begin in late 2012 or early 2013. Other states may follow suit.
Federal agencies have made considerable progress rooting out fraud and abuse of the healthcare system, yet much work remains. Roger Foster looks at how CMS can use big data tools to fight fraud and abuse at all levels.
Roger Foster continues his look at how government and private health agencies can harness big data to the betterment of public health. In this article, Foster delves into ways that data analytics can both enhance patient care and cut costs.
HighRoads, the industry leader in SaaS-enabled (software as a service) health care compliance and benefits management, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. (SullivanCotter), a nationally-recognized compensation and human resource management consulting firm, find that 55 percent of hospitals and health systems fear a drop in revenue as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with 12 percent anticipating an increase in revenue. Perhaps more telltale of the volatile nature the industry faces is that 28 percent have reported that they don’t yet know the impact that ACA will have on revenues.
A tidal wave of health data is flooding government agencies. Here are 5 ways to use big data to reduce redundancies and unnecessary expenses while achieving better care outcomes that bolster population health.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) will release a new report about the unmet primary health care needs of millions of Americans at a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
Government incentives have made EMR implementation a hot topic for many medical practitioners. Everyone loves getting money back from the government, but don’t let the incentive money push you into a decision you will regret.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health and Quest Diagnostics, based in Madison, N.J., announced on Wednesday a program through which Quest Diagnostics will donate electronic health record (EHR) software and services to physicians in small practices serving minority populations in Houston, Texas.
The purpose of the federal mandate on data protection is not compliance, but to consider end-point security at the enterprise level. For instance, ask what needs to be protected: the health record on a device – or the device itself?