Upcoming EHR and HIT events

Innovation in health information technology has evolved rapidly over the past few years. From meaningful use and accountable care to telemedicine and data analytics, the landscape of healthcare is evolving and the challenges facing healthcare organizations and providers are increasing in number. Like other industries, stakeholders in healthcare rely on a community of their peers…

Avoiding interoperability pitfalls: Best practices for sustainable HIE

The health care industry is currently on two parallel tracks: Maintaining the legacy of fee-for-service while embracing the emergence of value-based programs. This environment has created many obstacles to interoperability and health information exchange (HIE). Organizations deeply entrenched in a fee-for-service business model may still be maintaining a “data hoarding” mindset. Providers may also be…

Hospitals increasingly plan to outsource coding efforts

Outsourced coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement initiatives indicate signs of tripling in the number of hospitals contracting for external CDI services help before the October 1, 2015 deadline, according to the recently published Black Book™ survey of 650 hospital technology and physician leaders, found in the reports “Top Ranked Clinical Documentation Improvement Vendors”. 24 percent…