Posts From January, 2015

Best of Health IT News: Week of 01/29/15 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. 90% of Medicare Will Be Value-Based Reimbursement by 2018 Health IT Analytics reports that HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell has announced a new timeline that hopes to see 90% of Medicare payments transformed into value-based reimbursements by the end of 2018. HHS has outlined three strategies to achieve this goal: incentives, care quality improvement tactics, and health IT and data analytics adoption. Consumer Interest in Telemedicine Continues to Rise According to Fierce Health IT, a recent survey by EHR comparison site Software Advice has found that 75% of patients who have not used telemedicine are at least "moderately interested" in using it. However, the survey also captured consumer concerns about telemedicine, with 21% of respondents calling telemedicine visits "less personal." 1,700... read more
 
01/29/2015 Categories: health IT ICD-10

Best of Health IT News: Week of 01/22/15 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. Chronic Disease Management Lowers Heart Failure Hospital Rates A study from the American Journal of Managed Care finds that improved chronic disease management for heart failure patients with one or more comorbidities lowers the rate of readmissions. The study found that for every twelve patients put on a CV disease management program, at least one hospitalization can be prevented. 5 Trends That Will Redefine Your Healthcare Experience in 2015 Fortune Magazine releases its predictions for the five top healthcare trends that we will see in 2015. These trends include increased interoperability among healthcare IT systems, widespread use of digital tools, the rise of patient portals, and more. 2015 a Year of Changes in Revenue Cycle with Population Health, ICD-10 Healthcare Finance projects... read more
 
01/22/2015 Categories: EHR health IT HIT hospital management ICD-10

Best of Health IT News: Week of 01/15/15 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. Health IT in 2015: What's in the Cards? Information Week publishes its predictions for healthcare IT in 2015. Some predictions include increased consolidation among hospitals, the use of big data and analytics to create guidelines for treatment, and patients gaining more control over their treatment and healthcare information. Millennials Most Willing to Share Health Data According to Fierce Health IT, millennials are the patient population most willing to share their health data anonymously. A new Truven Health Analytics/NPR poll shows that of Americans 35 and younger, 61% are willing to share data, as opposed to 48% of Baby Boomers. 2014: A Year of Important Advances; Challenges Ahead Cardiology Today's editorial board picks some of the previous year's top stories based on important... read more
 
01/15/2015

Best of Health IT News: Week of 01/08/15 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. $6.5 Billion Flows Into Digital Health in 2014 FierceHealthIT reports that during the year 2014, investors poured a record $6.5 billion into digital health ventures. This was an increase of 125% from 2013. The top investment areas included diagnostics, consumer health, practice management, and workflows. EHRs Threaten Confidentiality of Adolescent Healthcare Researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have published a paper that discusses how EHRs can threat the confidentiality of adolescents. There is the possibility of disclosure to parents of health information that the minor would prefer to keep private. Also, because many teens are unable to pay for out-of-pocket costs, the explanation of benefits related to insurance may be sent to parents while patients are... read more
 
01/08/2015 Categories: HIT